Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2015 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis

“Dynamic Modeling and Applications in Global Economic Analysis”

October 9-14, 2015   |   West Lafayette, IN, USA

The 2015 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis is being organized and hosted by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University.

The objectives of this course are to introduce participants to a dynamic model designed for conducting global trade analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting; provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model; and give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues using a dynamic modeling framework.

The course will consist of two parts:
  • Part I:  Online Modules (August 10 – September 27)
Part I is a series of modules delivered online. By working through this material in advance of the onsite course, participants will become familiar with the theory behind GDyn, the standard GDyn notation and the course software.
  • Part II: Onsite Intensive Training (October 9-14)
Part II is an intensive, onsite 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. Participants will undertake formal lecture and lab assignments in the mornings. Afternoons will be spent with participants working in groups to build their own RunDynam applications, including aggregating the data, developing a baseline and running policy experiments. The results of the applications will be presented on the final day.

Applications for this course are currently being accepted on the GTAP website through April 5. Demand for this course is very high; therefore, we strongly encourage early application. Please note that application does not guarantee acceptance.

The registration fee for this course is $4,500 USD. This fee includes six days of onsite, individualized instruction in the form of lectures and labs as well as distance-learning prior to the onsite course. The course registration fee also includes daily coffee breaks, five lunches, two receptions and one dinner.

For further information or to submit an application, please visit the course homepage on the GTAP website at:  www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/events/Dynamic_Courses/2015/.

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