TC22-3

Title of the activity
Advanced Course on the Economic Analysis of Trade Policy.
Activity Type
Thematic course
Description
The Advanced Course on the Economic Analysis of Trade Policy, a Level 3 training activity implemented within the WTO Progressive Learning Strategy (PLS), represents the highest level of learning among WTO training activities.

The course is targeted at government officials directly involved in economic or econometric analysis of trade policy, or in the formulation and conduct of trade policy, as well as at researchers and academics specialized in trade- and trade policy-related study, research and teaching.

The ability to conduct high quality analyses of trade data is essential for decision making in public and private sectors. Multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations and formulation and implementation of appropriate policies at a national level require an extensive analysis of economic data and an assessment of the impact of trade policy decisions.

The purpose of this advanced specialized course is to learn how to select the appropriate approach to answer specific trade policy research question, how to collect the data and how to implement the analysis. The course is based on two UNCTAD/WTO practical guides:

• Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis (http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/publications_e/practical_guide12_e.htm)

• Advanced Guide to Trade Policy Analysis. The Structural Gravity Model (https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/publications_e/advancedguide2016_e.htm)

During the course, participants will become familiar with sources of trade and trade policy data (with a focus on trade in goods). Participants will learn how to apply and interpret different methodologies for trade and trade policy analysis. Through hands-on exercises, they will learn how to use the STATA software to construct trade indexes and tariff profiles; how to estimate the structural gravity model for trade; and how to conduct general equilibrium trade policy analysis based on the structural gravity model. The course will also be a platform for discussion on how to work with policymakers to enhance the use of research in policymaking.
Venue
Switzerland
City
Geneva
Trade topic
General
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
7
selection process
The selection process will be based on the review of each application. The application form requires to provide specific information on knowledge and experience on trade policy analysis. The application form also requires the applicant to self-assess his/her knowledge on specific technical issues and the use of the STATA software.
Pre-requisite
Eligible candidates for this advanced course must:
(i) hold a Master's degree or a PhD in Economics or in a related discipline;
(ii) possess basic knowledge of econometric techniques;
(iii) be familiarized with the software STATA;
(iv) have completed a WTO training activity (E-Learning or a face-to-face course) and/or have demonstrably commensurate knowledge or professional experience;
(v) possess an excellent ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Application Deadline
Friday, 13/05/2022 - 12:00 (CEST)
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.4: WTO data and databases accessed by Members
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
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Cameroon
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
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Côte dʼIvoire
Curaçao
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Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
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Egypt
El Salvador
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Eswatini
Ethiopia
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Georgia
Ghana
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Guyana
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Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
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Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
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Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
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Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
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Mauritius
Mexico
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Mongolia
Montenegro
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Senegal
Serbia
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