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

2021 Alan A. Powell Award

Photo of Mondher Mimouni, Mondher Mimouni,
Chief, Trade and Market Intelligence, International Trade Centre.

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2021-2024 Research Fellows

George Philippidis George Philippidis

For applying the GTAP Model and Data Base for almost three decades, developing new research lines and publishing in the highest quality journals. In the last years, he continuously supported EU domestic support data to the GTAP Data Base and spearheaded the implementation of SDGs in the GTAP context. His excellent work has raised the profile of GTAP-based models in the European Commission policy analysis context.

Maureen Rimmer Maureen Rimmer

For outstanding and innovative theoretical contributions to GTAP and the broader field of CGE analysis.

2021-2024 Research Fellows

Mustapha Sadni Jallab Mustapha Sadni Jallab

For his contributions to the GTAP community through training and capacity development.

Niven Winchester Niven Winchester

For his ongoing work and leadership as co-editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, which provides a publication platform for the applied general equilibrium modeling community.

2021 GTAP Firm Heterogeneity Course
"Applied Policy Analysis with Advanced Trade Theories"
October 4 - November 21, 2021

Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications March 15 – August 1
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.


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-HET Course - ApplicationsAug 1, 2021

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

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Aurora Energy Research - CGE ModellerJul 31, 2021
University of Stuttgart - Research AssistantJul 31, 2021
ABARES - CGE ModellerAug 5, 2021
University of Illinois - Post-DocAug 31, 2021

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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