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Format: 2019-09-19
Format: 2019-09-19

September

Events for September

Thursday
8:30 am
September 19
Orchard View Room

L&S Board of Visitors Meeting

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Friday
8:30 am
September 20
Orchard View Room

L&S Board of Visitors Meeting

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Monday
9:30 am
September 23
H.F. DeLuca Forum

DPT Visiting Lecture

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Monday
6:00 pm
September 23
Mesozoic Garden

AXS Scavenger Hunt

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Tuesday
8:00 am
September 24
Orchard View Room

BTAA Undergraduate Education Dinner

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Tuesday
9:30 am
September 24
2nd Floor Teaching Lab

Field Trip

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Tuesday
6:00 pm
September 24
Orchard View Room

WARF UpStart

The WARF UpStart Program for Minority and Women's Entrepreneurship is designed to equip entrepreneurially minded women and minorities in the Madison area with the tools they need to launch or expand any business venture. The several-week curriculum will cover the skills needed to conceive, fund, organize and test a business idea. Sessions will be taught by members of the Small Business Development Center, as well as active professionals with expertise in fields such as accounting, sales and marketing. Participants are part of a cohort of motivated individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds with whom they learn and share their own ideas and experiences.

Tuesday
7:00 pm
September 24
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: Quantifying the Impact of Disruptive Trade Policies

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

Evidence-based assessment of economic policy proposals relies on models: combinations of theory and data. For decades computable general equilibrium (CGE) models have contributed to practical trade policy analysis in the U.S. and other countries. Such models have been built for multiple purposes and audiences. Researchers from academia and like-minded research institutions view such models as tools for experiments which lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Analysts in government use such frameworks to assist public-sector decision-making, fully cognizant that the information provided will be scrutinized by people beyond the economics profession. In between, models provide a means to analyze ideas and disseminate information to decision-makers and peers without being encumbered by bureaucratic processes and political sensitivities.

In this public lecture we will offer two short presentations and a question and answer session. Praveen Dixit, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Analysis at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, will speak on how equilibrium analysis of trade policy is approached within the Commerce Department. He will offer ideas and suggestions on making CGE models more relevant for practical policy analysis, arguing that these models should do a better job to better identify the gainers and losers from trade policy reforms, thereby providing a unified framework for analyzing the age-old economic dilemma of the trade-off between efficiency and equity.

Prof. Thomas Rutherford, who has formulated models used to analyze international trade and environmental agreements (NAFTA, the Uruguay Round, the Paris Agreement, Russian Accession to the WTO and Brexit) will summarize the strengths, weaknesses and research challenges surrounding the formulation, solution and analysis of multisectoral trade policy models.

Thursday
9:30 am
September 26
2nd Floor Teaching Lab

Field Trip

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

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