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Seminar to discuss transportation and trade modelling frameworks

Global trade patterns continuously change as economies and trade policies develop, says Chris Bachmann. An assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he will discuss their effect at the local level in a free public seminar Tuesday, April 14.

In his presentation, entitled “Modelling Changing Global Trade Patterns and Their Local Transportation Impacts,” Dr. Bachmann will consider three scenarios of changing global trade patterns:

  • developing economies and population growth creating emerging markets;
  • changing international transport infrastructure and technology impacting transportation costs; and
  • increasingly aggressive trade strategies promoting trade growth.

This event is part of the Transportation Seminar Series hosted by Cross-Border Institute and the transportation systems innovation lab of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It will run 3 to 4 p.m. in the workshop classroom on the second floor of the Joyce Entrepreneurial Centre.

Find more information, including an abstract, on the institute’s website.