Bern, Switzerland

Econometric Analysis of Trade Policy

blended course
when 19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1200

This course presents the main econometric framework to perform ex-post analysis of trade policies: the structural gravity model of trade. This model predicts bilateral trade flows based on size and distance between exporter and importer units, e.g. geographical, cultural and policy-related barriers to trade. The students are also introduced to the management of bilateral trade data and the main gravity variables.

Course leader

Joseph Francois, Octavio Fernández-Amador, Achim Vogt and Irene Garcés Iriarte

Target group

Private and public sector and civil society professionals as well as higher-education students.

Course aim

In lectures, discussions and case studies, renowned experts will teach you how to blend the policy aspects of trade and investment with thorough legal interpretation and economic analysis. By becoming a part of the WTI community, you will establish valuable contacts with fellow-minded professionals and lecturers.

Credits info

3 EC
Students who take multiple courses in the Winter or Summer Academy can become eligible for a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Law and Economics.

Fee info

CHF 1200: Fees do not cover costs such as meals, housing or local transportation.