Implementing Trade Theory In CGE Models: Melitz in GTAP Made Easy

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This self-paced training course is for people who want to include Melitz features in GTAP computations. It demonstrates how to integrate elements of modern trade theory, particularly the Melitz model with firm-level product differentiation, along with the traditional national differentiated products model of Armington and monopolistic competition models of Krugman and others, into the GTAP model. The course will be delivered as a sequence of lectures. An illustrative example is worked through in detail simulating the effects of a 10% tariff on wearing apparel comparing Armington and Melitz results. The Melitz theory is implemented by adding code to the existing GTAP model. Participants will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how to implement elements of modern trade theory in GTAP.

Course Summary

Course material: 4 video lectures (streaming only) total time 4.5 hrs, reference publications (downloadable)
Prerequisites: Experience with the GTAP model, a good understanding of the GTAP Tablo code and underlying theory
Length: 1 day
Access mode: Web login
Access duration: 90 days from payment
Price: AUD $500

Registration and payment

The registration and payment process requires you to create an account and to pay using a credit card. You will use the account to login to the course space.