‘GIOVANNI ANANIA’ SUMMER SCHOOL ON EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING
“Regional trade agreements: implications for the EU agriculture and rural development”
11-15 July 2016, Rende (CS), Italy
Call for applications
On July 15th 2015 Giovanni Anania suddenly passed away. Giovanni was a pillar in the profession and a natural academic leader for young agricultural and international economics scholars. He also was an institutional leader, serving as president of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), and at the University of Calabria, where he served as Head of the Department of Economics as well as a member of the University Executive Board.
To honor Giovanni, the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), the Rossi-Doria Center and the University of Calabria, with the organizational support of the CREA - Policies and Bio-economy Center of Rende (CS), have organized a Summer School for PhD candidates and young researchers, a constant focus in Giovanni’s mentoring role.
The overall objective of the Summer School is to train young applied economists in the field of policy formulation and evaluation. The approach is based on a close interaction between participants and top senior economists and well-known policy analysts.
The Summer School is organized as a series of lectures on the state of the art of specific policy topics coupled with up-to-date empirical sessions and case studies.
Both young scholars and lecturers will be hosted and live together at the University of Calabria, in an informal environment, facilitating the sharing of experiences and expertise.
On Friday July 15th, participants will attend a Workshop on “Agricultural policies: challenges and implications for national and local agri-food sectors” organized by the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance of the University of Calabria.
FACULTY and LECTURE TOPICS
The first edition of the Summer School will focus on “Regional trade agreements: implications for the EU agriculture and rural development”. This is a very hot topic in the current policy debate given the attention paid to proposed agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The quantitative analysis of policy
impacts of such agreements is critical for understanding the various positions at the negotiation tables and contributes to clarifying the implications of alternative policy options.
Specific topics to be discussed during the Summer School include:
Mary Bohman, United States Department of Agriculture
United States Agricultural and Trade Policy
Jonathan Brooks, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Agricultural Policy, Trade and Development
Anna Carbone, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo
Specialization and Agro-food Competitiveness in International Trade
Luca De Benedictis, Università di Macerata
Trade Data, Gravity Models and Network Analysis
Tassos Haniotis, European Commission
European Union Agricultural and Trade Policy
Alan Matthews, Trinity College, Dublin
Regulatory Cooperation in Regional Trade Agreements
Alex McCalla, University of California at Davis
International Trade under Imperfect Competition
Quirino Paris, University of California at Davis
Positive Mathematical Programming: Spatial Models Calibration
Luca Salvatici, Università Roma Tre
Protection Indexes and Global Computable General Equilibrium Models
Margherita Scoppola, Università di Macerata
International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
The Summer School welcomes applications by PhD students at any stage of their PhD as well as young researchers who have completed their PhD. Applicants are welcome from any areas of applied economics, with a preference for those specializing in agricultural, food, environmental, trade, and development economics. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the School, the number of participants is limited to 30.
Please submit your curriculum vitae, highlighting your background in international
economics and agricultural policies, and a letter of reference. Applications must be submitted in English using the attached form by April 18th to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be reviewed by the Summer School Scientific Committee.
Notification of acceptance will be provided to applicants by April 30th. The selected applicants are required to pay a registration fee (100 euros) by May 15th. After this deadline, the selected applicant who has not completed the registration will not be entitled to participate and the opportunity will be given to the next person in the selection ranking.
The First Giovanni Anania Summer School on Evidence-based policy making as well as the Workshop on “Agricultural policies: challenges and implications for national and localagri-food sectors” will be held at the University of Calabria, Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance – Rende (Cosenza), www.unical.it, from 11th to 15th July 2016.
The registration fee will entitle the participants to full board and accommodation for the whole duration of the Summer School. Registrants are responsible for their own transportation to Rende. Further information will be available at www.desf.unical.it/summer_school_anania.
Mary Bohman, USDA-ERS
Jean-Cristophe Bureau, AgroParisTech
Colin Carter, University of California, Davis
Rosanna Nisticò, University of Calabria, Cosenza
Donato Romano, University of Florence
Luca Salvatici, Roma Tre University
This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here: