Wednesday, September 17, 2014

International Workshop on CGE and SAM_Brochure attached

Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Village Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling: Application in Agricultural Research and Development Studies
November 3 – 10, 2014
Venue:  D.T. Lakdawala Hall
Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Ahmedabad
Organized by:
Rationale: 
Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models are very widely used for ex-ante and ex-post assessment of direct and indirect impacts of policy interventions, including its distributional implications, and impacts across social institutions. They help capture a wider set of economic impacts of the implementation of a specific policy reforms. The village SAM and CGE are used to understand the full range of impacts of policies and programmes. However, despite the importance of these models, there is an inadequate expertise in this area in developing countries. These tools are usually not included in the present syllabus of MS and Ph.D. programmes of most of the agricultural universities in India, and in other developing countries. Thus, many of the empirical analytical issues that demand the application of SAM and CGE remain unanswered.  
2. Who should attend the course? 
Young scholars with PhD and/or equivalent degree in applied economics, development economics, and agricultural economics are eligible to apply. Junior and young-career faculty and researchers from India and other South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan are especially encouraged to apply for this course. 
3. Training Fee

Foreign participants: US$ 125; Indian participants: INR 7500. 

GIDR will reimburse a maximum of US$ 400 (including round-trip travel, Visa cost, Health insurance and Local travel) to selected foreign students coming from South Asian Countries. The Indian students will be reimbursed IIIrd AC train ticket for the shortest route. GIDR will arrange for hotel accommodaton and food expenses of the selected participants during the training programme. 
4. How to Apply? 
Interested researchers may send a concept note and CV to Ms. Sheela (email id sheela@gidr.ac.in) and mark a copy to Mr. Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati (email id: chandrasekharbahinipati@gmail.com). 

Important Dates and Information: 
Date of training Workshop: November 3-10, 2014.

Last date for receiving application at GIDR: September 30, 2014.

Communication to selected candidates: October 3, 2014.

Venue: Lakdawala Hall, Gujarat Institute of Development Research,  Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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