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GTAP Events: 2023 GTAP Advisory Board Meeting

General Information
Date: June 12-13, 2023

Location: Université de Bordeaux, Pey Berland
35 Place Pey Berland
33000 Bordeaux, France

Deliverables: PDF fileAgenda (presentations linked)

PDF fileGTAP Advisory Board Report

PDF file2023 Summary
Research Fellows
The Board approved to name the following as Research Fellows for the period of June 2023 – May 2026:

Amanda Countryman
For being active in the GTAP community for many years through teaching GTAP courses, continually contributing to strengthening the knowledge of GTAP and growing the network, and her valuable research contributions to empirical analysis of trade policies and their effects on agricultural markets with the GTAP model, from which, she has authored papers on the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, as well as on tariffs and other border measures (e.g. SSMs), which have been published in highly ranked journals such as AAEA and Economic Modelling.

Justin Johnson
For his pioneering use of GTAP in the natural capital community, as well as his extensive collaborations and funding of GTAP center staff via research projects, and his lead authorship on a highly influential World Bank book titled: The Economic Case for Nature.

Florian Schiffmann
For his important contributions to the further development of GEMPACK software, particularly solution time speedup, which for the first time, made it practical to run full-sized GTAP simulations.

The Board also approved to name the following into the GTAP Hall of Fame:

Lionel Fontagné
For sustained contributions to the GTAP Network which have emphasized the measurement of border protection and the use of CGE analysis to address key trade policy issues.

Marijke Kuiper
For outstanding leadership and innovative economics research using the GTAP Data Base and her methodological contributions to addressing trade data issues.

Alan A. Powell Award
Each year at the GTAP Advisory Board meeting we present an award to one of the members of the Board in recognition of outstanding service. This award is in honor of one of the Founding Members of the Advisory Board, and the intellectual grandfather of GTAP - Alan A. Powell.

Photo of Ralf Peters The 2023 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Ralf Peters, Chief of Trade Information Section and Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Ralf is in charge of UNCTAD’s trade policy research and trade control measures data, including non-tariff measures (NTMs). He has spearheaded UNCTAD’s efforts to collect and process NTM data across the globe, which has paved way for increased understanding of International Classification of NTMs. This dataset has also become the basis for important new research aimed at estimating NTMs and their associated economic impacts. In addition, Ralf has also been instrumental in UNCTAD’s online courses on NTMs which have certified nearly 700 graduates from over 100 countries.

Ralf has been a valued member of the GTAP Advisory Board since 2014 as well as an active participant in GTAP conferences. He has co-authored and presented a number of papers focusing on trade, labor, NTMs, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Carbon Border Adjustment Measures (CBAM). He has been tireless in conducting economic analyses and implementing technical cooperation projects on trade policy and development. Most recently Ralf has been collaborating with the GTAP Center on the creation of a publicly available GTAP NTM Satellite Data Base.

Thank you, Ralf, for your significant contributions to GTAP and researchers around the world!
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