2014 GTAP Conference to Highlight Food Policy, Trade and Economic Vulnerability

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Since 1998, the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, has organized an annual conference to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. In June 2014, the 17th Annual Conference will be co-organized by AGRODEP and held in Dakar, Senegal. This will mark the first time that the Annual Conference is hosted in West Africa, providing an important opportunity for local African researchers to engage with high-level academics and economists from around the world.

The 2014 Conference, which will receive funding from PIM, will focus on “New Challenges in Food Policy, Trade and Economic Vulnerability.” Submitted papers can cover an extensive array of topics under this theme, including: international trade and food security; international trade and finance; foreign direct investment in land and land markets; sustainable development; the integration of Africa into the world trade system; and the potential for Africa to “feed the world.”

Abstract submissions are due by January 15, 2014, with selected papers due by April 15.  To learn more about the requirements for submission and event details, please visit the event webpage.