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GTAP 101 course - Call for application

Registration is now open for the 2015 GTAP 101 online course which will take place from January 26 – March 8, 2015. Applications due October 19, 2014.

The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The course is fully delivered online, and is supported by the textbook, Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models (Burfisher, 2011), which will be provided to all participants. Additional learning resources include audio lectures, guided video simulations, and assessments.

During the online course, participants will:

  • review core economic theories from macro, micro, trade and public finance and observe how they are operationalized in an applied general equilibrium model;
  • learn to recognize, control and interpret the theoretically consistent behavior of consumers and producers in the model;
  • observe the aggregated, macroeconomic impacts of microeconomic behaviors;
  • define model experiments that represent real-world issues and problems; and
  • learn to interpret general equilibrium model results by calling on and integrating their knowledge of multiple fields of economic study.

Registration

The registration fees for this course are detailed below and include the course textbook as well as instruction during the online course.

  • $1,150 (Standard Rate: Developed Country Professionals)
  • $600 (Discounted Rate: All Current Students and Developing Country Professionals)

Application

Individuals interested in taking this course must apply on the GTAP website by October 19. Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and those individuals accepted will receive an email detailing how to register and submit payment in November. Please note that application does not guarantee acceptance.

For further information or to apply, please visit the course homepage on the GTAP website.