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

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 2015-2018 GTAP Research Fellow term.

Dates/Deadlines (EST)
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.

18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Information for the Policy Maker: Practical Economic Modelling for Tomorrow"
June 17-19, 2015  |  Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Convention Centre
Melbourne Convention Centre
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 21-Feb 15
Acceptance Notifications late Feb
Final Papers Apr 15
Registrations Apr 30
Payments May 7

The Center for Global Trade Analysis is pleased to partner with Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, to organize this event.

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.
23rd Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
July 11-17, 2015   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Feb 15
Acceptance Notifications March
Online Course Apr 27-Jun 28
The course consists of a mix of daily lectures, lab assignments and informal discussions designed to introduce participants to the basic features of the GTAP Model and data base allowing participants to leave with the capability of designing, conducting and analyzing their own simulations. The objectives of the course are:
  • To introduce participants to a standardized framework for conducting global policy analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • To provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored to global economic analysis
  • To give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues, and become part of an international network
2015 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Dynamic Modeling and Applications in Global Economic Analysis"
October 9-14, 2015   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Application Apr 5
Acceptance Notifications May
Online Course Aug 10-Sep 27
The course consists of a mix of daily lectures, lab assignments and informal discussions designed to introduce participants to the basic features of the Dynamic GTAP Model allowing participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own GDyn simulations. The objectives of the course are:
  • To introduce participants to a dynamic model designed for conducting global trade analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • To provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model
  • To give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues using a dynamic modeling framework
2015-2 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
September 14 - October 30, 2015


Cover image for Computable General Equilibrium Models
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Apr 1-Jun 28
Acceptance Notifications August


Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models
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.

GTAP in the News

Studies, stories and more by GTAP Network members using GTAP data.

Economic models provide insights into global sustainability challenges

Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes. Tom Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of experts led by Jianguo Liu of Michigan State University to determine how systems integration - using holistic frameworks to model many components of both human and natural systems - could shed insights on how activities in one part of the world can have significant impacts on distant regions. Hertel said these multivariable models could help policymakers make better-informed decisions, further scientists' understanding of the links between trade and the global environment, and aid natural resource managers in making management choices that will sustain resources such as clean water and air for future generations.

Read more

The Center is always interested to learn when GTAP-based analysis is recognized on a platform, such as the piece(s) above. If you have similar items you wish to share with the Center and broader GTAP community, please feel free to email them to Ginger Batta.

Announcements

Submit announcements to contactgtap@purdue.edu.

GTAP Events Deadline
Conference - Late RegistrationApr 30, 2015
Conference - PaymentMay 7, 2015
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationJun 28, 2015


Network Events/Notices Deadline
One-day GEMPACK Training - Jun 2015Apr 30, 2015
GLOBE Model Short CourseJun 1, 2015
STAGE Model Short CourseJun 1, 2015
2015 National CGE WorkshopJul 14, 2015
One-day GEMPACK Course - Aug 2015Jul 14, 2015


Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
GTAP Research Fellows - NominationsApr 30, 2015
EC IPTS - Ag Economic Analyst/ModellerMay 3, 2015
EC DG-Trade - CGE Modeller May 15, 2015

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