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

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

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

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Tokyo, Japan
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
Payments May 7

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues.
The overall theme of the conference is "Global Economic Analysis Beyond 2020" with subthemes on:
  • Achievements in SDGs
  • Challenges of regional integration and globalization
  • Income distribution impact of economic policy
  • Globally coordinated common tools of economic analyses
2020 GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements Course
"Applied Policy Analysis: Course on Preferential Trade Agreements"
May 4 - June 12, 2020

Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications October 21 - February 23
Acceptance Notifications Late March

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

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. 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.
2020-1 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
March 16 – May 3, 2020

Cover image for Computable General Equilibrium Models
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.


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

GTAP Events Deadline
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsFeb 23, 2020
Short Course - ApplicationsMar 1, 2020
Conference - Early RegistrationApr 15, 2020
Conference - Late RegistrationApr 30, 2020
Dynamic Short Course - ApplicationsMay 3, 2020

Network Events/Notices Deadline
1-day Advanced GEMPACK CourseMay 31, 2020
1-day Melitz-in-GTAP CourseMay 31, 2020

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
CES - Climate-Economy ResearcherFeb 29, 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

    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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