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Call for Applications for the Training course – ‘Practical CGE Modelling’

Training Programme on Practical CGE Modelling

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in cooperation with Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) would like to invite interested researchers from academia, government institutions and private sector to apply for the Practical CGE course that will be organized by JRC.

The course aims to provide a practical introduction to CGE modelling using GAMS so that participants can understand the databases used by CGE models; the properties of behavioural relationships used in CGE models; the formulation of appropriate CGE policy experiments; and the results generated by simple CGE models.

The course will consist of two components:

1 –An online CGE course from 30/10/2017 to 10/12/2017. The course is given by Scott McDonald and Karen Thierfelder. More detailed information about the online course can be found on this webpage. The costs of the online course will be paid by JRC for all of the selected participants.

2 – An on-site course from 27/11/2017 to 01/12/2017. During the onsite course, trainers from JRC will give face-to-face support for hands on exercises and the project work that is required to finish the online course. Participants will be required to follow the online course to be able to join the on-site course. Only those participants who completed the online course can attend the on-site course.

Who can apply: Members of EEA who are either working for a public/private or non-profit institution in Ethiopia or who are Ph.D. students in a university. PhD students from the Ethiopian Academic institutions and younger applicants from public/private or non-profit institutions/organizations will be given priority. The applicants should have a Bachelor degree in economics at the minimum. Having a M.Sc. degree or being enrolled in a M.Sc. and Ph.D. programme in a university would be an advantage.

What is the Cost: The training will have no cost for the participants and all costs will be paid by JRC. A daily allowance will be paid to all participants. Furthermore, a travel allowance will be paid to the participants that are coming from outside Addis Ababa.



How to apply: Please send the following documents to the email addresses: and

a) An up-to-date CV

b) Diploma or graduation certificate for the latest obtained degree (MSc or BS)

c) Ph.D. students need to send a document certifying their enrolment in a PhD programme and a letter of recommendation from their Ph.D. advisor (or chair of the department, if they don't have an advisor yet).

d) Those who are working in a public/private or non-profit institution/organization needs to attach a letter from their superior (with official stamp of the institution) indicating that they are allowed to fulfil the requirements of the course during their working time (i.e. 6 hours per week during the 5-week long online course and 5 full days during the onsite course).

When to apply: Applications will be open until 15/10/2017. The result of the applications will be announced on 24/10/2017.Accepted participants will have the chance to meet with the trainers on 26/10/2017 at EEA premises.