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GTAP Events: 27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Enhancing Global Food System Sustainability"
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Colorado State University
Lory Student Center
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)

Preliminary Submissions
Abstracts / Organized Session Proposals Nov 6 - Jan 15
Travel Funding Applications Nov 6 - Jan 15
GTAP Conference Scholars Program Nov 6 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 17 - Feb 11
Status Notifications Feb 26
Registration
Registration Dec 4 - Apr 15
Payment
Apr 21
Accepted Paper and Presentation Submissions
Paper Submission Apr 15
Presentation Submission May 29
Travel
Visas Act ASAP
Lodging Varies
General Information
Dates: June 5-7, 2024
Location: Colorado State University
Lory Student Center
1101 Center Avenue Mall
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 USA
Organizers:
Registration:

Registrations will be accepted from December 4 – April 15.

$625 USD Professional (Developed Country)
$470 USD Professional (Developing Country)
$315 USD Student (Developed Country)
$160 USD Student (Developing Country)
Program Details:

The final program will be made available in mid-May.

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Conference Background

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.

The overall theme of the conference is "Enhancing Global Food System Sustainability" with subthemes on:

  • Agriculture, resource constraints and planetary boundaries
  • International trade and supply chains
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Agricultural innovation

Conference Format

The conference is structured with the intent of maximizing discussion and the exchange of ideas among researchers. Speakers will be asked to discuss the highlights and implications of their work with a dedicated amount of time devoted to discussion.

Plenary speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 20 for discussion.

Breakout session presenters will be allotted 15 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 for discussion.

The schedule below is subject to change. The final program will be made available in mid-May.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
8:00-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:00-5:00 Onsite Check-in 8:00-1:00 Onsite Check-in
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks 9:00-10:45 Breakout Sessions 9:00-10:45 Breakout Sessions
9:30-10:20 Plenary Session 10:45-11:15 Break 10:45-11:15 Break
10:20-10:50 Break 11:15-1:00 Breakout Sessions 11:15-12:35 Breakout Sessions
10:50-12:35 Breakout Sessions 1:00-2:15 Lunch 12:35-1:50 Lunch
12:35-1:50 Lunch 2:15-4:00 Breakout Sessions 1:50-3:35 Breakout Sessions
1:50-4:00 Breakout Sessions 4:00-4:30 Break 3:35-4:05 Break
4:00-4:30 Break 4:30-6:15 Breakout Sessions 4:05-5:35 Plenary Session
4:30-6:15 Breakout Sessions 6:15-9:15 Dinner & Awards 5:35-6:00 Closing Remarks
6:15-8:45 Reception

Distinguished Plenary Speakers

The following plenary sessions will be held during the conference and feature distinguished intellectual leaders in their respective fields whose presentations are designed to introduce participants to new topics as well as provide fresh insights into familiar ones.

Wednesday, June 5

Fran Moore Fran Moore
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California Davis

Fran Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis, working at the intersection of environmental economics and climate science. Her research seeks to improve our understanding of the economic and social impacts of climate change and to better understand our ability to adapt to those impacts. To do this, she combines econometric analysis, experimental approaches, climate model output, and economic modeling. She currently also serves as the Hurlstone Presidential Chair in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

Friday, June 7

Samuel Kortum Samuel Kortum
Director of the Cowles Foundation
James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics and Professor of Management
Yale University

Samuel Kortum is the James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics at Yale University, Fellow of the Econometric Society, and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves as Director of the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics and on the Board of the NBER. Before joining Yale, he was a professor at Boston University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Chicago where he was an editor of the Journal of Political Economy from 2008-2012. Kortum received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale. He and long-time collaborator Jonathan Eaton were awarded the Frisch Medal in 2004 for their paper "Technology, Geography, and Trade" published in Econometrica. In 2018 they received the Onassis Prize in International Trade. In addition to international economics, Kortum has published research on economic growth, innovation, and firm dynamics.

Preliminary Submissions

January 15 Deadline

Please make note of the following before submitting an abstract or organized session proposal for consideration.

  • Each person is only allowed one abstract submission for the conference.
  • All presenters, organizers, chairs, and discussants must have an account set up on the GTAP website before they can be linked to a submission.


Abstract Submission Requirements
  • Abstract title
  • Presenter and author information
  • PDF of abstract
    • Written in English
    • 3-page maximum
    • No formatting requirements
    • Author names omitted (for double-blind review)
    • PDF cannot be password protected

Organized Session Proposal Submission Requirements

The session organizer is expected to collect and submit all items below. Presenters do not need to submit abstracts separately.

  • Organizer name(s)
  • Session chair name
  • Session title
  • Session description
  • Number of presentations (3 or 4; If a discussant is included, the maximum number of presentations is 3.)
  • Full abstract details for all proposed presentations
    • Note: Abstracts should be submitted in the order in which the presentations will be delivered, if accepted into the conference.
    • Presenter name
    • Abstract title
    • PDF of abstract
      • Written in English
      • 3-page maximum
      • No formatting requirements
      • Author names omitted (for double-blind review)
      • PDF cannot be password protected

Accepted Paper and Presentation Submission

If your abstract was accepted for presentation, follow the instructions below to submit your paper and presentation by the deadlines listed. We understand that by these dates your paper/presentation may not be 100% complete; however, we do require your current version be uploaded. If your work is still in progress, please feel free to watermark your documents with "DRAFT: NOT FOR PUBLICATION".

Reviewer Comments
Click the link above to view the comments provided during the review process. Please make note of these before submitting your paper.

April 15 Deadline Paper Submission
Click the link above to submit your paper. The following details are required during submission.

  • Paper title
  • List of authors
  • Keyword selection
  • Abstract (2,000 character maximum)
  • PDF of paper (no style or length requirements; uploaded paper can be edited after submission)
    • During the submission process, when asked for a "Friendly title", please name it "Paper" to distinguish it from the forthcoming presentation upload.

May 29 Deadline Presentation Submission
To upload your presentation file:

  1. Log into your profile
  2. Click "plus" button to expand the "GTAP-Related Resources" section and click the link to the paper you are presenting.
  3. Click the "Go to member access" link in the top right corner of your resource page.
  4. In the "Attachments" section, click the "Add Attachments" link.
  5. For question 1, answer "No" and press "Submit".
  6. In the friendly title box, name the file "Presentation", select the file to upload, and press the "Upload File" button.

Updating Submissions
Submissions can be updated at any time.

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. In the "Attachments" section, click the radio button next to the old file you wish to replace to delete it.
  3. Click the "Add Attachments" link.
  4. For question 1, answer "No" and press "Submit".
  5. In the friendly title box, name the file "Paper" or "Presentation", select the file to upload, and press the "Upload File" button.

Early Career Researcher Travel Funding Opportunities

January 15 Deadline

Individuals interested in being considered for one of the travel funding opportunities below must indicate so on the abstract submission form.

Selected recipients will be notified in late February/early March and will be required to make their own travel arrangements, pay all expenses up front, and then submit receipts to the Center for Global Trade Analysis for reimbursement following the conference. The Center for Global Trade Analysis will fund each recipient's registration. The following items will be reimbursable up to a pre-determined maximum; however, US taxes may be withheld from the final reimbursement.

  • Airfare (Economy class)
  • Accommodation (4 nights)
  • Standard visa fees (if applicable)
  • Ground transportation

Ken Pearson Travel Funds

Ken Pearson CoPS

Following in his tradition, and in recognition of the many contributions made by the late Professor Ken Pearson, developer of GEMPACK, to the GTAP Network, the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University has graciously provided funding in his name to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP conference and encourage their contribution to the use and further development of analytical software for CGE modelling.

In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers within five years of the start of their research careers. This normally means that they have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in the past five years.
  • be active in undertaking applied model-based analyses of real-world problems using GEMPACK. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form

Alex Meeraus / Thomas Rutherford Travel Funds

Alex Meeraus Thomas Rutherford

The GAMS Development Corporation has graciously provided funding to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP Conference and encourage their contribution to the use and further development of analytical software for CGE modeling in honor of Alex Meeraus and Thomas Rutherford's contributions to the modeling community.

In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers within five years of the start of their research careers. This normally means that they have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in the past five years.
  • be active in undertaking applied model-based analyses of real-world problems using GAMS. Those seeking to extend existing tools available to CGE modelers will be given special consideration.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form.

Wallace E. Tyner Travel Funds

Wally Tyner

In recognition of the late Professor Wally Tyner, who served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Center for Global Trade Analysis, the GTAP Center at Purdue University has provided funding in his name to support the participation of a promising young researcher at the annual GTAP conference.

In order to be considered, applicants must:
  • be early career researchers (graduate students or professionals with less than five years since their graduate degree)
  • be undertaking policy-relevant, research at the interface of the economy, energy and the environment. Preference will be given to research that bridges disciplinary boundaries.
  • upload their CV and the finished version of their paper on the abstract submission form

GTAP Conference Scholars Program

Jan 15 Deadline

The goal of the GTAP Conference Scholars Program is to provide first-time student presenters the opportunity to "dry-run" their presentation in a virtual environment (simulated conference session) prior to the conference, receive live feedback from the audience, and have time to reflect on, and incorporate changes before their presentation during the conference.

To achieve this goal, first-time student scholars who opt into the program on the abstract submission form and have their paper selected for presentation, will be grouped and scheduled into online session(s) in mid-May to simulate what they will experience (albeit online) during the conference. Presenters will have the standard 15 minutes to present followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Following the session, student scholars should reflect on the questions and comments received and decide whether any adjustments need to be made to their presentation before the conference.

During the conference, student scholars presentations will be scheduled on the program with other papers of similar topic.

In order to be eligible for the program, individuals must:

  • be a current student that has not presented at the GTAP Conference before
  • submit a letter of recommendation from an advising professor in support of their acceptance into the program
    • letter should be addressed to the "GTAP Conference Scholars Program Committee"
    • letter will be uploaded as a PDF document during the abstract submission process
  • submit an abstract, which will go through the standard review process, and opt into the program on the abstract submission form

Those accepted into the program must meet all deadlines listed for the conference to remain on the program.

Program Timeline

Abstract and letter of recommendation due on GTAP website January 15
Notification of acceptance Late February/early March
Dry-run session(s) scheduled (Zoom) May 6-10 (tentative)
Scholars incorporate suggested changes (as needed) into their presentation Post dry-run

Registration

Registration includes participation in all sessions, refreshments during the conference, daily lunches, one reception, one dinner, and the conference materials. In an effort to reduce waste and participant costs, bags will not be provided at this conference. The accompanying person rate covers the reception and dinner only.

Registration Process
Once a registration has been placed and approved, the registrant will be emailed an invitation letter and instructions for making payment. Credit card and wire transfer are the accepted methods of payment. For the latter option, the registrant will be emailed an invoice containing banking details after they have specified their payment method preference in our system. Once payment has been received in full, the registrant will be emailed a receipt.

Registration Period: December 4 – April 15, 2024
Payment Deadline: April 21, 2024
Registration Rates (USD)
Professional (Developed Country) $625
Professional (Developing1 Country) $470
Student2 (Developed Country) $315
Student2 (Developing1 Country) $160
Post-Conference Event3 $30
Accompanying Person4 $110
Pre-Conference Workshop5 $0
Rate Details and Eligibility Requirements
  1. Developing Country Rates - In order to be eligible for a developing country rate, registrants must currently be residing in a country listed on the "GTAP Developing Countries List".
  2. Student Rates - In order to be eligible for a student rate, registrants may be asked to provide proof of current academic status. The student rate is only available to current, full-time students. Post-docs and part-time students concurrently working in a professional capacity are not eligible for this rate.
  3. Post-Conference Event - On Saturday, June 8, participants can enjoy a day trip to Estes Park, Colorado, located at the eastern entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. The registration fee for this event covers roundtrip transportation from Colorado State University. While in Estes Park, participants will be on their own to explore and enjoy the beautiful mountain town.
    Tentative schedule (subject to change)
    7:00am Meet for departure
    7:15am Depart for Estes Park
    8:20am Arrive in Estes Park
    8:20am - 4:45pm Participants on own to explore
    4:45pm Meet for departure
    5:00pm Depart for Fort Collins
    6:05pm Arrive in Fort Collins

    Those planning to attend should check out www.visitestespark.com and www.visitestespark.com/blog/post/you-booked-your-trip-to-estes-park-heres-a-guide-to-things-you-should-know/ in advance of the trip to get an idea of how to spend the day. Everyone is responsible for making reservations (as required) any paying for any activities they choose to do during the day. We’ve listed a few highlights below, but there are many more!

    The Town of Estes Park operates free seasonal shuttle routes allowing visitors and easy way to get around town. The Rocky Mountain National Park operates a Hiker Shuttle from the Estes Park Visitor Center to the Park & Ride Transit Hub located on Bear Lake Road. There are no other stops in the park. At the Park & Ride, riders will transfer to the Bear Lake or Moraine Park shuttles to get to their trailhead destinations. See www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses-and-public-transit.htm for further details.

  4. Accompanying Person Rates - Those interested in registering an accompanying person, such as a spouse or partner, to attend the conference reception, dinner, and/or the post-conference event must contact Ginger Batta directly and provide the following information so payment can be arranged. Colleagues/co-authors who will attend conference sessions are not eligible for this rate. Registrations and payments for accompanying persons must follow the deadlines listed above. For planning purposes, please do not request accompanying person attendance outside of these dates.
    • Name of accompanying person
    • Accompanying person's dietary restrictions (if applicable)
    • Does the accompanying person plan to go on the post-conference event?
  5. Pre-Conference Workshop
    Running the GTAP model using R packages HARr and tabloToR
    Organizers: Thiago Simonato and Uris Baldos

    In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to use the newly available R packages ‘tabloToR’ and ‘HARr’ to run the GTAP Model within the R environment, without need for a Fortran compiler, GAMS software or GEMPACK software. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops as we will go step-by-step on how to run a simple GTAP simulation and process its result within R.

    Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
    Time: 3:30-5:00pm
    Location: Colorado State University, Lory Student Center, room 312
    Cost: Free
    Registration: This workshop is strictly limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to attend must register via the conference registration form and submit payment of their registration fees in order to secure a spot.
    Spots Available 0
Registration Updates/Cancellations
All changes and/or cancellations to registrations should be emailed directly to Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu). Registered participants who are unable to attend will receive an 100% refund until April 21, 2024. No refunds will be issued after this date. Deferments to future conferences are not allowed.

Travel and Transportation

Vaccination Requirements
All travelers should be up-to-date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. For requirements specific to the United States, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
Invitation Letters
Invitation letters will be emailed to registrants when their registration has been approved. Physical invitation letters will not be provided. Please contact Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu) if you have questions, concerns, or require edits to your invitation letter.
Visas
Those requiring a visa to enter the United States should review the U.S. Department of State's website for details on applying for and obtaining the appropriate visa as early as possible because wait times for appointment scheduling can be lengthy. Those who plan to apply for a nonimmigrant visa as a temporary visitor, can review visa appointment wait times online. Those requiring a visa should be prepared to include their invitation letter and receipt of payment for registration fees as documentation with their visa application.
Airport
The Denver International Airport is located approximately 65 miles (105km) from Fort Collins.
Getting to and around Fort Collins
The Denver International Airport lists the following ground transportation options for getting to Fort Collins. The Visit Fort Collins website also provides options to and from the airport as well as within Fort Collins.

Lodging

Participants are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging. Reservation blocks have been secured at the following hotels. Participants should check with each hotel for specifics on taxes, breakfast, internet, cancellation policies, and check-in/out times.

The Visit Fort Collins website also provides information on different accommodation options.

GTAP Advisory Board Meeting Attendees
Those attending the GTAP Advisory Board Meeting ahead of the conference will be provided a separate lodging block from those listed below.

Hotel Reservations Rate/Night (USD) Deadline Distance
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Book Online
Group Code: GTA
Rooms Available: 50
$179/night + tax May 3 0.6 mile
0.9 km
Best Western University Inn
914 S College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Book Online
Group ID: H96ZS3D8
Rooms Available: 30
$135/night + tax April 30 0.5 mile
0.8 km
Best Western Kiva Inn
1638 E Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Book Online
Group ID: 4A2RG9Y0
Rooms Available: 30
$199/night + tax April 2 2.5 miles
4.0 km
Fort Collins Marriott
350 East Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Book Online
Rooms Available: 20
$189/night + tax April 30 3.6 miles
5.7 km
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham
3709 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Complete reservation request form (submission details in document) or call 1-970-493-7800 and request a room in the "GTAP" block
Rooms Available: 30
$144/night + tax May 24 4.4 miles
7.0 km
Days Inn by Wyndham
3625 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Call 1-970-221-5490 and reference "GTAP" to reserve
Rooms Available: 30
June 3-4
$90 (1 Queen)
$105 (2 Queen)

June 5-6
$93 (1 Queen)
$108 (2 Queen)

June 7
$159 (1 queen)
$174 (2 Queen)

All prices exclude tax

April 15 4.4 miles
7.0 km
Holiday Inn Express & Suite
1426 Oakridge Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Book Online
- Click Book Now
- Enter date range (June 3-7)
- Select Rate Preference > Group Rate and enter ARE
Rooms Available: 30
$170/night + tax April 30 5.5 miles
8.8 km

Special Recognition

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Amanda M. Countryman - Colorado State University

Program Committee

  • Channing Arndt
  • Edward Balistreri
  • Eddy Bekkers
  • Antoine Bouët
  • Mary Burfisher
  • Carmen Estrades
  • Thomas Hertel
  • Kenichi Kawasaki
  • Maryla Maliszewska
  • Simon Mevel
  • William Powers
  • Anna Strutt

Early Career Researcher Travel Funding Recipients

Contact Information

Ginger Batta (gbatta@purdue.edu)
Lead Program Manager
Center for Global Trade Analysis
Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
403 Mitch Daniels Blvd., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056 USA

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