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Bangkok, Thailand
  Trade and Investment Division (TID)  

   
WTO/ESCAP Third ARTNeT Capacity Building
Workshop on Trade Research

Date
26-30 March 2007
Venue
Bangkok, Thailand
Organizers
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
World Trade Organization
Objective
To develop participants capacity to conduct research on WTO-related
and other trade policy and facilitation issues.
Documentation
Opening Remarks
Mr. Xuan Zengpei, Director, Trade and Investment Division,
UNESCAP


Day 1: Advances in Trade Theory and Trade Research Updates

Session 1: Advances in Trade Theory and Policy Research
Implications


- Advances in Trade Theory and Policy Implications (1)
- Advances in Trade Theory and Policy Implications (2)
Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO


Session 2: Six decades of multilateralism: what have we learned?
Patrick Low, Economic Research and Statistics, WTO

Session 3: New age regionalism and the evolving trade architecture:
A policy perspective

Tiziana Bonapace, Chief, Trade Policy Section, Trade
and Investment Division (TID), UNESCAP


Session 4:  Research update on regional trade arrangements and
emerging issues

Mia Mikic, Economic Affairs Officer, TID, UNESCAP

Day 2: Trade Research Update

Session 1: Trade Facilitation: Recent Research and Emerging Issues
Yann Duval, Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP

Session 2: Trade, Poverty and Income Distribution: What Have We
Learned?

Patrick Low, Economic Research and Statistics, WTO

Session 3: Presentation of selected papers by participants from the
region for detailed discussion


- Importance of Trade Costs: The Importance of Trade
Costs: A Gravity Model Application A Gravity Model
Application

- Online demonstration
Prabir De, RIS, India

Who Are Opposed to Free Trade in the Philippines?
An Ordered Logit Estimation of Survey Data

Christine Mendoza Liao, PIDS, Philippines

Session 4: Introduction to CGE and GTAP (www.gtap.org)
Allan Rae, Professor and GTAP Research Fellow,
Massey University, New Zealand


Day 3: CGE Modelling and Applications

Session 1: Introduction to Run GTAP: examining some data

Session 2: Household behavior

Session 3: Producer behaviour and technical change

Day 4: CGE Modelling and Applications

Session 1: International trade

Session 2: Taxes and subsidies

Session 3: Setting up a simulation

Session 4: Running the simulation

Day 5: CGE Modelling and Applications

Session 1: Welfare Decomposition

Session 2: Running a more complex experiment

Session 3: - Swapping variables in the closure
- Some concluding remarks

Allan Rae, Massey University, New Zealand

Session 4: Construction of GTAP Compatible Input Output (I/O)
Table and Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) with Limited
Data Base : Nepalese Experience

Dilli Raj Khanal, Chairman, IPRAD, Nepal

Analysis of the Potential Impact of the AFTA on Lao
Economy - Macroeconomic Model Approach

Phouphet Kyophilavong National University of Lao,
Lao PDR
Participants
Programme
Information note for participants
List of participants
Contact
Mr. Yann Duval
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: duvaly@un.org

Last updated: 10 April 2007
 

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