ImpactECON Director, Dr. Walmsley, presented at the Third High-Level Meeting on Country-Led Knowledge Sharing, held at the World Bank, March 30-31 2016, Washington, DC.
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ImpactECON, with Copenhagen Economics, was awarded a European Parliament framework contract, for: “Impact Assessment and European Added Value: Development and International Trade Economics.” Award number: EPRS/IMPT/SER/14/013.
ImpactECON introduces new working paper series focused on adapting, testing and transitioning academic work for practical, real world use. The end goal is to improve CGE modeling with emphasis on policy and investment analysis through improvements to data and modeling constructs. Working papers on the MyGTAP model, capital-labor substitution, modeling willingness to pay and the GTAP data base can be found under resources.
Analysis for New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) examines benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership program for New Zealand and partner economies. The analysis was done in partnership with New Zealand researchers Anna Strutt, University of Waikato, and Allen Rae, Massey University.
Research on potential scenarios for growth in Vietnam used in a Government-World Bank joint report on future growth in Vietnam. The “Vietnam 2035” report, released in Hanoi on February 16, 2016, recommended that Vietnam build a more competitive private sector, support smart urbanization, promote innovation, and take advantage of increasing trade opportunities to enact broad structural reforms. Research conducted by ImpactECON, using a dynamic global CGE model, examined Vietnam’s growth prospects in light of State-owned enterprise reform and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Read ImpactECON’s report here:
Vietnam 2035 ImpactECON
World Bank Vietnam 2035 Report Delivered. Photo: Chau Doan–World Bank Group
Dr. Walmsley, Director of ImpactECON, was inducted into the GTAP Hall of Fame by the GTAP Advisory Board for ”seminal contributions to CGE analysis of migration and long-run baselines.” Dr. Walmsley was presented with the award at the 2015 Conference on Global Economic Analysis in Melbourne, Australia.