KCG’s PhD students participated in a week-long seminar on “International Trade: Monopolistic Competition and Gravity”
In the second week of December 2017 Professor Dennis Novy from the University of Warwick, UK, visited the Kiel Institute and taught an advanced course on “International Trade: Monopolistic Competition and Gravity”. KCG’s PhD researchers Thilo Kroeger and Frauke Steglich participated in this course, which was part of the Kiel Institute’s Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research (ASP). The ASP is a 10-month graduate program intended to give recent graduates and young professionals specialized insights and further training in the economics of international relations by top-level researchers and practitioners.
The course aimed at providing an overview of the latest developments in the international trade literature with emphasis on two main subjects, monopolistic competition and gravity models. It equipped students with both theoretical and empirical knowledge and was supplemented with practical exercises.