ARTNeT/KRI Capacity Building Workshop on Trade Policy Analysis: Evidence-based Policy Making and Gravity Modelling for Trade Analysis

18 Aug 2015 to 20 Aug 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop is organized by Asia-Pacific Research and Training network on Trade (ARTNeT) in collaboration with Khazanah Research Institute (KRI), Malaysia.
The workshop aims to provide participants with the following:
1. An overview of evidence-based policy formulation and tools for policy analysis;
2. A solid understanding of the gravity model of bilateral trade, including its theoretical basis;
3. Practical skills in applying basic gravity econometrics using Stata;
4. An appreciation of data and estimation issues involved in the use of gravity models in a range of applied trade policy topics.
In light of these objectives, the workshop will include both 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 modeling process, from research design to presentation and interpretation of results.
Workshop facilitator: Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka, (ESCAP/ARTNeT)