Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)

The Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. GTAP is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis in Purdue University's Department of Agricultural Economics.

Current Highlights


Call for GTAP Research Fellow Nominations

At each Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, new GTAP Research Fellows are named in recognition of their significant contributions to the development of GTAP through:

  • contributions to the GTAP Data Base, parameters, models and related tools,
  • contributions to broadening GTAP through the development of GTAP CGE models and software,
  • outstanding research using the GTAP Data Base and/or models, or
  • contributions in advancing the use of GTAP strengthening CGE analysis and broadening the GTAP Network

Nominations are now being accepted from GTAP Network members who, in the past five years, have contributed to the GTAP Data Base, and/or presented a paper at the annual conference. If you fit this criteria and are aware of anyone who has made significant contributions in the areas detailed above, we encourage you to nominate them for consideration for the 2023-2026 GTAP Research Fellow term.

Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Nominations April 30
Nominee Review late May
Awards Announced mid-June (at GTAP Conference)

*GTAP Staff, GTAP Advisory Board Representatives, current GTAP Research Fellows and GTAP Research Fellow Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible for nomination.

2023-2 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in the GTAP Framework"
September 4 - October 22, 2023

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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application March 13 - June 18
Enrollment Mid-July

Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 3e
by Mary E. Burfisher

The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory in the CGE model and provides structured experiences in running the standard GTAP Model, v7 within the RunGTAP software environment.

GTAP Virtual Seminar Series

"A general equilibrium model with an asymmetric Armington function: Method and application"

April 11, 2023
10:00-11:00am EDT (UTC-4)

Moderator: Angel Aguiar, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University


2023 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model"
October 9 – October 13, 2023   |   Purdue University

Purdue University
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications January 16 – May 14
Enrollment June
Phase 1 Aug 14 – Sept 2
Phase 2 October 9-13

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to dynamic economic analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting. This course is designed to provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model. Participants will interact with economists working on global trade and environmental issues using a dynamic model. The end goal of the course is for participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own dynamic simulations.

26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Broadening Engagement in a Resilient and Sustainable International Trading System"
June 14-16, 2023  |  Université de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Nov 7 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 20 - Feb 12
Status Notifications Feb 28
Paper Submission Apr 15
Session Participant Reg Feb 23 - April 15
General Attendee Reg Feb 23 - April 23

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.

  • Handling sudden global disruptions (pandemic, war)
  • Handling slow onset disasters (climate change and biodiversity loss)
  • Innovation strategies of socio economic factors
  • Inequalities between and within countries
  • Globalization dynamics and financial markets
30th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model"
August 7-11, 2023   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application October 31 - March 5
Enrollment April
Lodging Reservations July 5
Phase 1 (Online) June 5 – July 30
Phase 2 (Onsite) August 7-11

The GTAP Short Course is an intensive training course in the economics of global policy analysis.

  • introducing participants to the standardized framework (GTAP Model, v7) for conducting global policy analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • providing participants with hands-on training with software that has been tailored to instruction and collaboration in economic analysis with minimal software manipulation overhead
  • delivering participants an opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues

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GTAP Events Deadline
GTAP Virtual Seminar Series - RegistrationApr 9, 2023
Conference - Sess Participant RegistrationApr 15, 2023
Conference - General Attendee RegistrationApr 23, 2023
Conference - Sess Participant PaymentApr 23, 2023
Conference - General Attendee PaymentApr 30, 2023
GTAP Dynamic Short Course - ApplicationsMay 14, 2023
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationsJun 18, 2023

Network Events/Notices Deadline
GLASSNET - Early Career Researcher WrkshpApr 5, 2023
MS Research Hub - Advanced CGE WorkshopApr 20, 2023
CoPS - 1-day Advanced GEMPACK CourseMay 15, 2023
CoPS - TERM CGE Course (Vienna)May 31, 2023
CoPS - Intro Practical GE Modelling CourseJun 30, 2023

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Kansas State Uni - Post-Doc (Land Use)Mar 31, 2023
Strathclyde Uni - PhD Modelling OpportunityMar 31, 2023
GTAP Research Fellows - NominationsApr 30, 2023

GTAP Support

GTAP Network members in need of technical support are encouraged to use the following avenues to request assistance. General, non-technical inquiries may be addressed to

    The Center for Global Trade Analysis maintains a searchable repository of frequently asked questions on many different aspects of GTAP.
  • GTAP Support Email is an account monitored by the Center for Global Trade Analysis' data team. Network members can email to reach a GTAP staff member for technical support on any GTAP product.
  • GTAP-L Mailing List
    GTAP-L is an email-based list to which many members of the GTAP Network subscribe in order to receive updates on the GTAP Data Base, model, events, jobs and technical assistance. For further information, to subscribe or to access a searchable archive of GTAP-L messages, please visit the GTAP-L Mailing List homepage

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