Modeling with Impact

21st Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis

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Publication date: 
November 12, 2012

The objectives of this course are to introduce participants to a standardized framework for conducting global trade analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting, provide hands-on training with software that has been tailored to global trade analysis and give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues while becoming part of an international network.

The course will consist of two parts:

  • Part I:  Web-based Modules (April 15 – June 16, 2013). Part I is a series of modules delivered online. By working through this material in advance of the on-site course, participants will become familiar with the theory behind GTAP, the standard GTAP notation as well as the course software.
  • Part II: On-site intensive training (June 29 – July 5, 2013). Part II is an intensive, onsite short course consisting of a mix of daily lectures, lab assignments, and informal discussions designed to introduce participants to the basic features of the model and data base. These activities culminate in a major application based on one of the many extensions of the GTAP Model undertaken by small groups and presented on the final day of the course. Each group is assigned two instructors who are intimately familiar with their project to act as resource persons. Participants leave with the capability of designing, conducting, and analyzing their own simulations.

Applications for this course are currently being accepted on the GTAP website through February 10. Previous courses have been over-booked; therefore, we strongly encourage early application.

For further information or to submit an application, please visit the course homepage on the GTAP website at: