EEA Pre-Conference Training

IFPRI-ESSP and the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) organized three short term training on; "Computable General Equilibrium” (CGE) modeling, introduction to GIS (with applications to the livestock sector) and writing, presenting and publishing for development economists, from July 10-19, 2017 for members of the Ethiopian Economics Association. The CGE course which was attended by thirty five people over the course of seven days, was intended to introduce participants to the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and engage them to understand the basics of Computable General Equilibrium model. Using GAMS software, the course took the participants in an active process of learning the basics of the general equilibrium model (CGE). In due process, the participants gradually learned how to use the model and apply it for (an) economic policy analysis.

The three days GIS training aimed at acquainting the target participants in using GIS software proficiently with applications to the livestock sector. Twenty six participants learned methods and techniques to use immediately in their work/research.

The "writing, presenting and publishing for development economists" course which was attended by thirty eight people aimed to fill the gap in on many of the things participants won’t learn in standard economics coursework. A lot of what was presented related to the informal rules/norms that govern academia.

You can access the training materials by clicking on the title of each course; CGE, GIS, Writing, presenting and publishing for development economists.

For more details on past ESSP training, please visit our resources page.