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

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 (EST)
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 (EST)
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 (EST)
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.

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GTAP 10 Data Base Released

GTAP Data Base version 10 info
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 (EST)
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 101 Course - ApplicationsJan 5, 2020
Conference - AbstractsJan 15, 2020
Conference - Organized Session ProposalsJan 15, 2020
Conference - Scholars ProgramJan 15, 2020
Conference - Travel Funding OpportunitiesJan 15, 2020
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsFeb 23, 2020
Short Course - ApplicationsMar 1, 2020

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

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
EC (JRC) - Economic ResearcherDec 16, 2019

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

Twitter @GTAP_Purdue