State of the ART Economics Workshop

June 2-4, 2024
Denver, CO USA



This workshop is intended for researchers interested in exploring advanced economic modeling techniques
and state-of-the-art software development for general-equilibrium analysis of policy. The workshop is an
intensive two-day course. The methodological presentation is advanced, but includes operational open-source
models available for application to current research questions. Discussion will include insights into
creative extensions and best practices for model development. Sessions will combine lectures on theoretical
underpinnings with numerical applications.

See the PDF below for full details on the workshop. Please select the registration category below that best describes you. At checkout please enter the email at which you would like to receive communication about the workshop.

Why is La Serra hosting an Economics Workshop?

Advanced economic modeling may seem far from La Serra’s central mission in the fine arts. At its core, however, this advanced workshop highlights the creative components of representing human systems. Building new models of economic relationships carries many of the same principles fundamental to art. These include applying a craft with perspective and reflection. The workshop sponsorship supports our mission of expanding our thinking about art and building an interdisciplinary collective. We aim to highlight these interdisciplinary connections and the essential role Art and Artistic living has on our lives.

As an organization aimed at shifting value systems, we are honored to host renowned economists whose job it is to analyze these very value systems.

Expected Benefits

Workshop participants will develop practical skills in the art of merging economic theory with data to quantify the economy-wide effects of policy regulations based on quantitative general equilibrium analysis. Participants will be provided data packages and state-of-the-art models along with instruction on their operation within the GAMS language. Ideally, participants gain a working knowledge of an established model that they can apply to their research agenda.
Balistreri Vineyard will host an opening reception and dinner for participants on Sunday evening. Lunches will be provided Monday and Tuesday. At the end of the day on Monday and Tuesday we will have a guided tour, wine tasting, and fine arts presentation to include the activities of La Serra and Balistreri Vineyards. Participants will receive a handmade coffee cup by La Serra Design signifying their participation.