Modeling of trade policy changes

Trade policy is active

Trade policy is on the news every day. As economists, we are asked to produce estimates of impacts of these policies. We need the best tools, the most empirically successful and theoretically grounded models to produce these estimates in a timely manner.


Gravity model

Gravity model is a model of international trade that leverages large amount of trade data to create estimates of trade policy impacts. Read more…

Gravity course

Learn how to analyze trade policy using the gravity model of international trade. Rigorous theoretical exposition will be combined with a series of applications and empirical exercises to offer a comprehensive and balanced learning experience. The course will provide a practical guide to trade policy analysis using modern computing tools including Stata, Python, and Matlab. Read more…