Call for applications: 12th South Asian Training Program on CGE Modeling. 24-28 August 2019, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

 Call for Applications

 12th South Asian Training Program on CGE Modeling

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24-28, 2019

SANEM invites the applications for the “12th South Asian Training Program on CGE Modeling” to be held on August 24-28, 2019 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The program will be organized by South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), Dhaka, the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), New Delhi, and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu.


  • * Impart knowledge on theory and applications of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models
  • * Enhance policy research capacity
  • * Expand network among researchers and institutions for enhanced collaboration


Applicants should have at least a Master’s degree in economics or a related subject and a good knowledge of applied micro and macroeconomics. While no previous knowledge of modeling is assumed, applicants must have research experience in international trade, climate, and development issues. Preference will be given to the candidates who have some experience in using quantitative research tools. As this training program is tailored for early career researchers, participants aged 40 years and older are discouraged to apply.


Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents by June 10, 2019 at

  • * Completed application form
  • * Recent CV/resume (not exceeding four pages)
  • * Letter of expression of interest
  • * Letter of recommendation


The course fee to participate in the training is $500 per person. The participants are responsible for expenses related to travel, lodging, and food. Participation fee covers lunch and refreshments during the training. All participants are expected to stay at the training venue.


Deserving applicants, unable to participate without funding support from the organizers to cover the expenses, are requested to indicate this in their applications. Course fees may be waived and some partial funding may be offered. Please note that such funding is limited to a few South Asian applicants with a demonstrated need currently studying/working in South Asia. Selected participants are encouraged to look for external funding for their participation in the training program.


The selection committee will prioritize candidates whose current research/policy analysis bears policy significance for South Asia. The selection results will be announced by June 25, 2019.


Dr. Selim Raihan will conduct the training. He is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Raihan has extensively worked on applied economics, especially assessing impacts of trade and economic policies, using country-specific and global Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, and micro and macro-econometric modeling and estimation techniques. He has a long experience in teaching international trade, economic modeling, quantitative economics, econometrics, development economics, and poverty dynamics. He has conducted trainings on economic modeling for over a decade in various countries including, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Dr. Raihan has published 17 journal articles, 23 books, 35 book chapters and 45 working papers. [Please visit for more details on the instructor.]

The call for application

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