The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network (ARTNeT) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale (GIZ, Germany) organise the workshop series on the “The Gravity Model as a Tool for Trade-Policy Analysis”. After the first workshop, held in April on Introduction to Gravity Modelling for Trade Policy Analysis, the second workshop of the series titled "Advanced issues in gravity modelling" will be held during August 23-25 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The workshop aims to build the capacity of policy researchers and analysts in Mongolia on evidence-based policy formulation and analysis, with a particular reference to the use of gravity models in a range of applied trade policy topics. The structure of the workshop will alternate between presentations by the trainer based on the existing literature, and “hands on” applications in which participants will be invited to explore concrete applications using real data. In addition, participants will be required to work in groups to conduct an exercise tracing through all aspects of the gravity modelling process, from research design to presentation and interpretation of results.