The course offers a balanced approach between theory and empirics, and it describes best practices for estimating the partial equilibrium effects of trade policy within the structural gravity model and reviews methods for quantifying the general equilibrium (GE) impact of trade policy within the same framework. The course combines a rigorous theoretical exposition with a series of applications and exercises, including estimation of the partial and the GE effects of trade. Importantly, owing to recent research developments, all experiments and exercises in this course (including the GE simulations), are performed with standard built-in commands directly in Stata.

About the Instructor. Yoto V. Yotov is a Full Professor of Economics at Drexel University. Yotov’s research interests are in the field of international trade and his articles appear in The American Economic Review, The International Economic Review, The Journal of International Economics, and The European Economic Review among others. Yotov has been a consultant for the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Canadian government, and the Industry Canada unit of the Canadian government. Yotov has previously taught versions of this course at the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, US ITC, CESifo, Global Affairs Canada, Drexel University, Princeton University,
the National University of Singapore, and the University of Ottawa.

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Organization, Fees, and Logistics. The course will take place on October 17 and 18 at the “D.A. Tsenov” Academy of Economics, Svishtov. There will be two three-hour lectures, followed by practical sessions in the afternoon of 18th October. The course fee is 95 Euro, which will cover course materials, coffee breaks and lunch each day. The organizers will make hotel recommendations at preferential rates, however, participants will be responsible for their own travel and  accommodation arrangements.

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Galin Stefanov

D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics
BSEMAN Coordinator for Bulgaria