PEP-Laval Intensive Graduate School in Development Economics 2014

 

 

   

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Courses

  • A preliminary distance learning component will be provided from May 5 to 30, 2014.
  • The actual training workshop will take place in Quebec City, June 2 - 20, 2014.
  • Teaching and material will be dispensed in English.

Development Policy Modelling - ECN-U002

Detailed Program

This course teaches participants how to build and use general equilibrium simulation models to analyze the impact of economic policies and macroeconomic shocks on agents and economies.

It involves:

  • A review of the basic elements of producer/consumer theory and general equilibrium analysis;


At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the logic and utility of CGE models to analyze economic problems of developing and developed economies;
  • Understand the data requirements and statistical needs of implementing such models;
  • Have a basic command of the GAMS software;
  • Be able to understand the economic logic underlying CGE models;
  • Be able to interpret and explain results generated by CGE analysis.

 

The courses will be taught in English. English language proficiency is required.

 

Dynamic Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies and Shocks - ECN U009

Detailed Program

This course teaches participants how to build and use a recursive dynamic general equilibrium simulation models to analyze the impact of economic policies and macroeconomic shocks on agents and economies in a dynamic framework. The Development Policy Modelling course is a prerequisite.

It involves:

  • A presentation of the PEP 1-1 standard CGE model (theory and GAMS);
  • A presentation of the PEP 1-t standard CGE model (theory and GAMS)
  • A step-by-step construction of a reference scenario.


At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the logic of dynamic CGE models;
  • Understand the data requirements and statistical needs of implementing such models;
  • Have a good command of the GAMS software;
  • Be able to understand the economic logic underlying dynamic CGE models;
  • Be able to interpret and explain results generated by a dynamic CGE analysis.

The courses will be taught in English. English language proficiency is required.

Microeconomic Analysis of Welfare and Policy - ECN U012

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This course focusses on the use of analytical techniques and survey data to measure welfare as well as to understand the welfare impact of policies and economic changes.

At the end of this course, participants will:

    • Understand the features, the advantages and the disadvantages of the main approaches to measuring and analyzing well-being;
    • Have constructed poverty and welfare profiles that are reliable and robust both from a measurement and from a statistical perspective, using case studies and national survey databases;
    • Be able to estimate monetary poverty lines;
    • Be familiar with the use of ordinal and qualitative indicators of well-being and be introduced to the construction of composite indices of welfare and poverty;
    • Be able to model and discuss the impact of some policies and shocks on well-being and poverty

    Led by Jean-Yves Duclos, Abdelkrim Araar and Luca Tiberti.

    The courses will be taught in English. English language proficiency is required.

    Teaching Resources 2014


    Abdelkrim Araar
    Deputy Program Leader, Poverty Measurement, Monitoring, and Analysis


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    Program Leader, Modeling and Poverty Impact Analysis


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    Jean-Yves Duclos
    Program Leader, Poverty Measurement, Monitoring, and Analysis


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    Luca Tiberti
    Researcher, Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network
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    John Cockburn
    Executive Director, Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network

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    Harold Coulombe
    (Consultant, World Bank, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF)

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    Complementary Special Events

    The program includes

    • An opening breakfast on Monday mornings with introductory speeches given by School organizers

    Attire

    Classroom attire is business casual. More formal dress is encouraged for closing dinners, unless specified otherwise.

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