A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development


altThe Virtual Institute organized a national workshop on trade data analysis tools for 25 participants from eight Peruvian academic institutions January 25-29.

Led by Marco Fugazza, of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities, the workshop was hosted by Vi university member, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Fugazza covered major database tools STATA and WITS, and the gravity model. The workshop also included discussions of trade topics such as regional trade agreements and the WTO.

"There was a good balance between theory and practice, using STATA to work with gravity models," said PUCP Vi member coordinator, Alan Fairlie." It was also very interesting to analyze commercial data for Peru and the Andean Community."

"This is a very valuable iniative," commented one of the participants. "It allows us to update our knowledge in order to apply it to our teaching and research work. I hope these academic activities will continue."

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