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GTAP University (GTAP-U): GTAP Firm Heterogeneity Course


The GTAP-HET Course is a hands-on, fully-online course developed to provide professional economists and Masters/PhD students with the tools and skills necessary to use advanced trade theories in trade policy analysis. During the course, participants will:

  • learn about the Melitz model of heterogenous firms, viewed as a more general version of the Krugman model of monopolistic competition, and Armington model with perfect competition;
  • develop skills to use the GTAP Firm Heterogeneity (GTAP-HET) Model where Armington, Krugman, and Melitz models are nested in the GTAP computable general equilibrium framework;
  • conduct trade policy experiments and interpret simulation results using the GTAP-HET Model in team-based research projects.
What GTAP-HET "Graduates" Are Saying...

"The instructor was great. Very thoughtful and detailed answers to my and other student’s questions, which allowed me to understand the material through their questions. I really benefited from the time taken to provide detailed answers to everyone."

"I would like to thank the coordinators for an excellent online course and look forward to the greater use of GTAP-HET in trade policy analysis worldwide."

"The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and generous with her time."

"The instructor did a splendid job. Everything was well organized."

Upcoming Course(s)

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