In collaboration with the CAPRI network, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, invites you to participate in this year’s CAPRI Training Session! By taking this course, you will be able to use CAPRI model tools for your own research.
Aims of the training session
CAPRI is a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector in the EU and the Globe. CAPRI has been successfully developed and applied to address agricultural policy impacts assessments related to CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), trade policy reforms, and environment. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the CAPRI model, the Graphical user interfaces (GUI) and practice ex-ante assessments of agricultural policy changes to the agricultural sector, agri-food markets, and the environment.
The course provides a “beginners” and an “advanced” level.
For beginners - beginners will go through the theoretical foundations of CAPRI supply and market models, of the baseline generation and of comparative static policy impact analysis. During the course, participants will learn basic skills in using the GUI to operate CAPRI and to analyze results.
Furthermore, hands-on experience will be provided such as analyzing scenario results from previous. CAPRI projects and participants will be able to strengthen their analytical skills.
For advanced users - the course will cover in-depth theory about supply and market models. Furthermore, participants will get familiarized with new and “non-core” parts of CAPRI. The applied part of the course will cover selected advanced topics such as the dual analysis tool, yield change composition, adjusting the GUI reporting viewer, and strategies for error-handling. After this advanced course, we expect that participants will be able to make adaptations of CAPRI for their specific needs.
Intended learning outcomes will be provided in more detail at a later stage. Furthermore, the Training Session aims to bring together modelers, developers and other researchers in order to (i) discuss common issues in agricultural policy and modelling with CAPRI developers and users (i.e. model development and maintenance), and to (ii) improve knowledge about agricultural economics and quantitative modelling of agriculture.
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2018-09-18 - 2018-09-20
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and CAPRI network Additional info:
To apply for participation in the course send an e-mail to CAPRI_TS2018@slu.se with your name and contact details, and a short motivation (max. 5 lines) to why you want to participate, as well as a brief description of previous knowledge in microeconomics and economic modelling. Also state if you want to participate in the beginners or the advanced level and if you have participated in previous training sessions. If you wish to have academic credits for the course (PhD students), this should also be stated in the application email.
We have a maximum of 40 participants, and people are accepted on a first come first served basis. If all places are filled up, we can put you on a waiting list.
If you have any questions, please contact us by this e-mail (CAPRI_TS2018@slu.se).
You will be notified about acceptance shortly after your application. For the PhD course, we will however, not be able to accept you before June 1st.