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

Information Updated

23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Global Economic Analysis Beyond 2020"
June 17-19, 2020  |   Virtual Meeting

Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Nov 4 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 21 - Feb 16
Acceptance Notifications Feb / Mar
Final Papers Apr 15
Registrations Feb - Apr 30
Presenter Registration Apr 30
Final Presentations May 17
Non-Presenter Registration Jun 7
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s GTAP Conference will be held online. Visit the conference homepage for further details.
2020 GTAP Firm Heterogeneity Course
"Applied Policy Analysis with Advanced Trade Theories"
October 5 - November 22, 2020


GTAP-HET
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications April 6 - July 19
Acceptance Notifications August
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.
New

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
  • contributions to the development of GTAP Models and software
  • outstanding research using the GTAP Data Base and/or models
  • contributions in advancing the use of GTAP 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 2020-2023 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.

2020-2 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in the GTAP Framework"
September 7 - October 25, 2020


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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application March 2 - June 21
Acceptance Notifications late July


Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
by Mary E. Burfisher

The objective of GTAP 101 is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP CGE model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. Following the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses.

Global Future: Assessing The Global Economic Impacts of Environmental Change to Support Policy-Making

This report summarises the headline results and policy recommendations from the Global Futures project. A full description of the project background, objectives, methodology, results and conclusions is provided in the accompanying Technical Report, available here. The report is based on a project concept developed and funded by WWF.

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Journal of Global Economic Analysis

JGEA Cover Page

The Center for Global Trade Analysis is pleased to announce the latest issue of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis has been released. All articles are open access and include supplementary files that allow for replication of results.

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol 4, No 2 (December 2019) includes the following articles:

Authors interested in submitting their work to the this publication are invited to read the Journal's Focus and Scope and Author Guidelines.
2020 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model"
October 4-8, 2020   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications January 6 – May 3
Acceptance Notifications early June
Course October 4-8, 2020

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.

Features of the newly developed multi-region, multi-sector general equilibrium model include:

  • Recursive dynamics based on the GTAP Model (v7), including parameters by region and the flexibility of a make matrix that allows activities to produce one or more commodities
  • "Twist" preference parameters to capture domestic-imported bundle shifts and capital-labor changes over time
28th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model"
July 20-24, 2020   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications Nov 6 – March 1
Acceptance Notifications April
Online Course May 11 - July 12

The GTAP Short Course is an intensive training course in the economics of global policy analysis. The five-day, onsite course is supplemented with five online preparatory modules that introduce the data, core economic behaviors, and computational implementation of GTAP. Each preparatory module consists of two hours of online content delivered as lectures and demonstrations, and includes tools for both self-evaluation and for feedback from the instruction team.

  • introduce participants to a standardized framework (GTAP Model, v7)
  • provide participants with hands-on training
  • deliver participants an opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues
2020-1 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
March 16 – May 3, 2020


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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application September 9 - January 5
Acceptance Notifications February


Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
by Mary E. Burfisher

The objective of GTAP 101 is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP CGE model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. Following the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses.

Announcements

Organizations interested in posting an announcement below and on the GTAP-L Mailing List should email complete details, including contact information and closing dates, to contactgtap@purdue.edu.


GTAP Events Deadline
Conference - Final PapersApr 15, 2020
Conference - Presenter RegistrationApr 30, 2020
Dynamic Short Course - ApplicationsMay 3, 2020
Conference - Final PresentationsMay 17, 2020
Conference - Non-Presenter RegistrationJun 7, 2020
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationsJun 21, 2020

Network Events/Notices Deadline
There are no network events/notices currently available.

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Wageningen Uni & Res - CGE ModelersApr 6, 2020
GTAP Research Fellows - NominationsApr 30, 2020

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 contactgtap@purdue.edu.

  • GTAP FAQs
    The Center for Global Trade Analysis maintains a searchable repository of frequently asked questions on many different aspects of GTAP.
  • GTAP Support Email
    gtapsupport@purdue.edu 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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