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GTAP Events: 10th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis: Plenary Speakers

Foreign Direct Investment: Empirical Facts and Modeling Choices
Bruce Blonigen is the Knight Professor of Social Science in the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Blonigen's research involves empirical examination of international trade issues from a microeconomic and political economy perspective, especially with respect to multinational corporations and trade policies. Prof. Blonigen is a Co-Editor for the Journal of International Economics and a member of a number of other editorial boards, including the American Economic Review.

Lionel Fontagne is Professor of economics at the University of Paris I. He is also a member of the Conseil d'Analyse Economique (Council of Economic Analysis to the French Prime Minister), an adviser to the International Trade Center (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva), and a research associate with the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris). He has formerly been the Director of the CEPII and a Supply Professor at the Free University of Brussels. He has written numerous studies on international trade and integration issues. He is currently working on trade policy issues, offshoring, outsourcing and the economics of the deindustrialisation.

Bernard Hoekman is the manager of the international trade team of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He has worked extensively on trade related projects and lending operations in the Middle East and North Africa and economies in transition. His research focuses on the functioning of the multilateral trading system (WTO), international transactions in services, the relationship between competition and trade policy, the economics of regional economic integration, and channels of international technology diffusion. Between 1988 and 1993 he was on the staff of the GATT Secretariat in Geneva, where he worked as a research economist and provided support to the Uruguay Round negotiating group on services. He is a graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and is a Research Fellow of the London based Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Quantitative International Trade: Making Use of New Findings
Samuel Kortum is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. He was formerly on the faculty of Boston University and the University of Minnesota, served as a Staff Economist at the Federal Reserve Board, and was supported for a year as a National Fellow at the NBER. In 2004, he and coauthor Jonathan Eaton were awarded the Frisch Medal for their paper "Technology, Geography, and Trade." In addition to international economics, Kortum has written on economic growth, innovation, technology diffusion, and firm dynamics. His research has appeared in top academic journals and has been supported by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation.

The Use of Economic Modeling in the Climate Change Debate: Failures and Opportunities
William A. Pizer is a Senior Fellow whose research seeks to quantify how the design of environmental policy affects costs and effectiveness. Specific research has focused on the aggregate level and distribution of these costs; uncertainty about cost; technological change; banking, trading and other flexibility mechanisms; and valuation over long time horizons. He applies much of this work to the question of how to design and implement policies to reduce the threat of climate change caused by manmade emissions of greenhouse gases. Currently, he is working on projects that look at the effectiveness of voluntary programs, the role of technology programs in pollution control efforts, and the effect of regulation on competitiveness. Pizer is a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report and serves on both the EPA Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and the DOE Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee. Since August 2002, Pizer has worked part-time as a Senior Economist at the National Commission on Energy Policy. During 2001-2002, he served as a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers where he worked on environment and climate change issues. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Center for Environmental Science and Policy during 2000-2001, and taught at Johns Hopkins University during 1997-1999.

Why, How and When did GTAP Happen? What has it achieved? Where is it headed?
Alan A Powell received his economics education at the Universities of Sydney and Chicago. He was the director of the Australian inter agency IMPACT project from the mid 'seventies to the early "nineties. The successful policy utilization by Australian governments of IMPACT's ORANI model (of which the principal architect was Peter B. Dixon) attracted Tom Hertel to spend a Fulbright Fellowship with the IMPACT team in 1990-91. Alan was a foundation member of GTAP's Advisory Board.

Dr. John Reilly is the Associate Director for Research in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT. Much of his 20-year research career has focused on the economics of climate change, including modeling of energy use and carbon emissions and on the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture as well as consideration of agriculture and forestry sinks. He has published numerous articles, books, and reports on the economics of climate change and on other issues related to natural resources, technology, and energy use and supply. He was a principal author for the IPCC Second Assessment Report and has served on many Federal government and international committees. Prior to joining MIT in 1998, he spent 12 years with the Economic Research Service of USDA, most recently as the Acting Director and Deputy Director for Research of the Resource Economics Division. He has been a scientist with Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and with the Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and holds a B.S. in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Economics Association.

International Trade and the Environment: Theory and Evidence
M. Scott Taylor received his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 1991. Since then he has held appointments at Princeton University, Kobe University, UC-Irvine, the University of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2004 he moved from his permanent position at the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become the Canadian Research Council chair in International, Energy, and Environmental Economics at the University of Calgary. He is an Associate editor for the Journal of International Economics, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Journal of Economic Literature, and a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has appeared in many of the leading journals in Economics, and he has consulted with many government agencies concerning issues related to economic growth, trade and the environment. In 2003 Princeton University Press published his book "Trade and the Environment: Theory and Evidence".