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Bangkok, Thailand
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WTO/ESCAP Second ARTNeT Capacity Building
Workshop on Trade Research

Date
17-21 April 2006
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
Presentations:

Day 1:  The Multilateral Trading System and the WTO and Doha
Development Agenda


Session 1: The architecture and rationale of the multilateral
trading system

Mr. Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO

Session 2: The GATT/WTO system: How the system works and
a brief introduction to current negotiation issues

Mr. Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO

Session 3: Regional trade arrangements: Systemic implications
and performance assessment of PTAs

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

Session 4: Developing countries in the multilateral trading
system: S&D and other issues

Mr. Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO


Day 2:  WTO Negotiations and Research Issues

Session 1: Trade Facilitation and the WTO negotiations
Mr. Yann Duval, Economic Affairs Officer, TID, UNESCAP
Session 2: Market access in goods: NAMA and agriculture
negotiations

Mr. Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO

Session 3: Trade in services: state of play and interest of
developing countries

Mr. Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics,
WTO

Session 4: Roundtable discussion on WTO related research
issues

Ms. Mia Mikic, Economic Affairs Officer, TID, UNESCAP

Day 3:  Gravity Modelling and Applications

Session 1: Modelling Methods for Trade Policy I: Simulation
Models

Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO

Session 2: Modelling Methods for Trade Policy II: Introduction to
OLS Regression Analysis

Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO

Session 3: Modelling Method for Trade Policy II: Gravity
Applications

Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO

Session 4: Presentations and review of gravity model
applications of selected participants
-  Why Trade Costs Matter?
Prabir De, Research and Information System for the
Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries

-  Thailandís FTA Strategy
Mr. Santi Chaisrisawatsuk, Center for International
Economics and Development Studies


Day 4:  Data for Gravity Modelling and Group Work

Session 1: Building a data set for gravity models
Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO

Session 2: Some Ideas for Research Questions
Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO


Day 5:  Small Research Group Work

Session 1: Advance Gravity Modelling
Ms. Roberta Piermartini, Economic Research and Statistics
Division, WTO

Participants
Tentative programme
Information note for participants
Suggested Advance Reading List 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: 25 May 2006
 

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