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

2024 Research Fellow Hall of Fame

Joseph Francois Joseph Francois

Joe has always thrived at the interface of policy analysis and economic theory, has extensive experience in both academia as well as the public sector, and brings a unique perspective to both of these communities. Joe has a nose for where the next policy debate will emerge and can modify his toolkit to address that issue in a meaningful and influential way. Whether it was NAFTA, the Uruguay Round, Eastern Enlargement of the EU, the liberalization of services trade, or now – the economics of outer space -- he has always been at the cutting edge of the most important topics in international trade. For the many years of active involvement in the GTAP Network and his important and sustained contributions to GTAP, Joe Francois has been inducted into the GTAP Hall of Fame.

2024 Alan A. Powell Award

Photo of Eddy Bekkers Eddy Bekkers,
Eddy has contributed in many ways to GTAP including serving as an associate editor of the JGEA, developing, together with Erwin Corong, Joe Francois, and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, a novel implementation of the EK model as an extension of the standard GTAP model in GEMPACK, and leading and contributing to multiple research initiatives including current work to update the GTAP Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Affiliate Sales (FAS) Satellite database and its associated model; diffusion of ideas; role of digitalization; spillover effects of industrial subsidies; trade conflicts; trade and decarbonization policies; environmental goods agreement, and many more.

2024-2027 Research Fellows

Edward J. Balistreri Edward J. Balistreri

In recognition for his many contributions to the climate and trade-policy debates using CGE analysis, his innovative CGE modeling of heterogeneous firms in international trade and environmental economics, and for teaching GAMS/MPSGE courses that instruct participants how to use the GTAP Data Base in GAMS.

Christoph Böhringer Christoph Böhringer

For outstanding research and publication using the GTAP Data Base and GTAP-based CGE models, and for contributing to the advancement of GTAP through his 25 years of conducting annual international modeling workshops for researchers and practitioners on the use of GTAP data and models for applied general equilibrium analysis.

2024-2027 Research Fellows

Kirsten Boysen-Urban Kirsten Boysen-Urban

For her teaching at the University of Hohenheim, which has continuously contributed to the knowledge of GTAP and the growth of the network, a strong research portfolio with valuable contributions to the analysis of agricultural and food markets, especially domestic support, using the GTAP Model, and publications on the impact of food waste, the EU Common Agricultural Policy, Brexit, and the resilience of global food systems.

Simon Mevel Simon Mevel

For his many contributions to furthering the knowledge and use of GTAP and CGE modeling in Africa through leadership and support of training and capacity building for African researchers, and for his work and support of researchers contributing input-output statistics, thereby expanding African regional coverage in the GTAP Data Base.

2024-2027 Research Fellows

Sebnem Sahin Sebnem Sahin

For her path-breaking advancements in CGE modeling of green transitions and diligent analyses towards policy-oriented research on key environmental questions, as well as her contribution of the Afghanistan I-O table to the GTAP 11 Data Base.

2025 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model"
January 20 - March 14, 2025   |   Purdue University

Purdue University
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications April 15 – August 11, 2024
Enrollment September 2024
Phase 1 January 20 – March 2, 2025
Phase 2 March 10-14, 2025

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 framework. The end goal of the course is for participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own dynamic simulations.

2024 GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements Course
"Applied Policy Analysis on Preferential Trade Agreements"
September 9 - October 20, 2024

GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) Logo
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications March 18 - June 23
Enrollment Late July
The GTAP PTA Course is designed to provide professionals and students with hands-on, applied training in the analysis of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) using the GTAP computable general equilibrium model version 7. The objectives of the GTAP PTA course are to provide participants with an opportunity to develop their applied skills in the design of PTA experiments, the implementation of changes in tariff and non-tariff barriers, and the analysis of model results. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive treatment of economic theory, provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP model within the RunGTAP software environment, and culminates in team-based research projects. At the end of the course, participants will have developed skills in the analysis of tariff and non-tariff liberalizations in a PTA.

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GTAP Events Deadline
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsJun 23, 2024
GTAP Dynamic Short Course - ApplicationsAug 11, 2024

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CoPS - Practical GE Modelling CourseJun 30, 2024
CoPS - Self-Paced GE Modelling CourseJun 30, 2024
CoPS - Self-Paced TERM-USA CourseOct 7, 2024

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Tilburg University - Post-Doc (CE & Climate)Jun 24, 2024

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