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

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 6, No 2 (December 2021) "Advancing Applied General Equilibrium Modeling", 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.
2022 GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements Course
"Applied Policy Analysis: Course on Preferential Trade Agreements"
June 27 - August 5, 2022

Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications January 3 - April 3
Enrollment early May

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.
29th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model"
May 30 – August 12, 2022   |   Purdue University

Purdue University
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application March 6
Enrollment April - May
Phase 1 May 30 – July 17
Phase 2 August 8-12

The GTAP Short Course is an intensive training course in the economics of global policy analysis.

  • introducing participants to the standardized framework (GTAP Model, v7) for conducting global policy analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • providing participants with hands-on training with software that has been tailored to instruction and collaboration in economic analysis with minimal software manipulation overhead
  • delivering participants an opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues

25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Accelerating Economic Transformation, Diversification and Job Creation"
June 8-10, 2022  |  Kigali, Rwanda

image of the Kigali Convention Centre

Kigali Convention Centre
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Nov 1 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 19 - Feb 13
Status Notifications Feb 28
Paper Submission Apr 15
In-Person Attendee Registration Feb 28 - Apr 15
Virtual Attendee Registration May 2 - Jun 3

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues.

  • Accelerating economic transformation, diversification and job creation
  • Tackling the economics of regional integration and cooperation
  • Advancing value chains for competitiveness and economic development
  • Adjusting to global trade dynamics
  • Achieving sustainable development goals
  • Seizing the benefits of the digital economy for growth
  • Reducing poverty and inequality
  • Promoting gender in development
  • Tackling challenges related to climate, environment and resources management
  • Filling data gaps


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 Conference - Abstract ReviewsFeb 13, 2022
Simple-G Short Course - ApplicationsFeb 21, 2022
GTAP Short Course - ApplicationsMar 6, 2022
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsApr 3, 2022

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

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Bonn University - Doctoral StudentFeb 9, 2022
OECD - CGE Modeller (Environment)Feb 17, 2022
INFEWS (Purdue University) - PostDocFeb 28, 2022
Ritsumeikan University - Sr ResearcherMar 31, 2022

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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