ARTNeT-GIZ Capacity Building Workshop on Practical tools for Impact Assessment of Trade liberalization and Free Trade Agreement

23 Jan 2017 to 27 Jan 2017
bangkok, Thailand

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 Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, Germany) organise the workshop series on “The Gravity Model as a Tool for Trade-Policy Analysis”. After the first workshop, held in April 2016 on Introduction to Gravity Modelling for Trade Policy Analysis, followed by the second workshop in August 2016 on Advanced issues in gravity modelling, the third workshop of the series, titled “Practical tools for Impact Assessment of Trade liberalization and Free Trade Agreement” will be held during 23-27 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.

This workshop aims to provide participants with the following:
1. Practical knowledge and skills in applying quantitative tools for impact assessment of trade liberalization and FTA;
2. An appreciation in the use of data and research evidence in trade policymaking and analysis.
In light of these objectives, 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 training, from research design to presentation and interpretation of results.