The UNCTAD Virtual Institute in collaboration with several UNCTAD programmes, the World Trade Organisation and the International Trade Centre request applications for a five day workshop on tools and methods for trade and trade policy analysis to be held in Geneva, from the 11th - 15th September this year.
The ability to conduct high quality analyses of trade data is essential for decision making both in the government and the private sector. The objective of this workshop is to familiarise participants with different sources of trade and trade policy data, and the latest available analytical techniques.
The one-week workshop is organized around a number of presentations and hands-on training exercises on trade and trade policy, and research techniques. The combination of these two types of activities will provide the participants with the experience, skills, and teaching and research ideas as to how to apply different quantitative research techniques to trade analyses, and incorporate them into their own work once returned to their home institutions.
The workshop targets academics in developing countries involved in trade and trade policy teaching and research. In order to maximize the benefits from the different sessions, participants need to be familiar with the use of quantitative methods and have an understanding of the basic principles of partial and general equilibrium models. The workshop will build on this knowledge by applying it to the analysis of trade. The number of participants will be restricted to 25 so that appropriate support in all the activities of the workshop can be guaranteed. While the workshop is free, participants will have to provide their own travel and accommodation costs.