The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome. The overall theme of the conference is “Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation” with subthemes on:
- Accelerating economic transformation, diversification and job creation
- Tackling the economics of regional integration and cooperation (including trade, investment/finance and regulatory issues)
- Advancing value chains for competitiveness and economic development
- Adjusting to global trade dynamics
- Achieving sustainable development goals
- Seizing the benefits of the digital economy for growth
- Reducing poverty and inequality
- Promoting gender in development
- Tackling challenges related to climate change, environment and natural resources management
- Filling data gaps
Deadline for Preliminary Submissions: January 15
Travel Funding Opportunities:
Individuals interested in being considered for one of the travel funding opportunities below must indicate so accordingly on the abstract submission form. In addition to the standard items required for abstract submission, those applying for funding must also upload their CV and the finished version of their paper. Selected recipients will be notified in late February/early March and will be required to make their own travel arrangements, pay all expenses up front, and then submit receipts to the Center for Global Trade Analysis for reimbursement following the conference.
- Ken Pearson Travel Funds – Funded by the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University.
- Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds – Funded by the GAMS Development Corporation.
- Wallace E. Tyner Travel Funds – Funded by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University.
Deadline for Travel Funding Opportunities: January 15
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