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 GTAP Preferential Trade Agreements Course
"Applied Policy Analysis: Course on Preferential Trade Agreements"
May 10 - June 18, 2021

Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications October 26 - February 28
Acceptance Notifications early April

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.
GTAP Virtual Seminar Series Featuring papers from the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol 5, No 1 (2020)

"Baselines for Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Models: Part 1"

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"Baselines for Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Models: Part 2"

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New Working Paper

GTAP Research Memorandum

The GTAP Version 10A Data Base with Agricultural Production Targeting Based on the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Data

by Chepeliev, Maksym

This document describes a new source of inputs, based on FAO data, that allows us to estimate agricultural output targets on 133 regions of the GTAP 10A Data Base. This approach allows to overcome several limitations present under the current agricultural production targeting (APT) processing. First, a significant expansion in the regional coverage is achieved, as the number of regions undergoing APT more than doubles. Second, the detailed commodity classification of the FAO dataset allows for a more accurate mapping to the GTAP Data Base sectors. Third, a better commodity coverage in the FAO data prevents the issue of mapping a processed commodities to the corresponding primary sector. Finally, reliance on the FAO agricultural output data provides a better opportunity for further incorporation of the nutritional accounts to the GTAP Data Base, by lowering inconsistencies between GTAP and FAO agricultural accounting.


GTAP Research Memorandum No. 35

2021-1 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
March 15 – May 2, 2021

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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application September 14 - January 10
Acceptance Notifications early 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.


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GTAP Events Deadline
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationsJan 10, 2021
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsFeb 28, 2021

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

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
EC (JRC) - Scientific Economic ResearcherNov 3, 2020
Uni Reunion Island - Post-Doctoral FellowDec 1, 2020
USITC - International EconomistDec 6, 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.
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