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 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Applied General Equilibrium Analysis using a Dynamic Multi-Region Model"
October 11-15, 2021   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications Jan 11 – May 16
Acceptance Notifications June
Online Course Aug 23 - Oct 3
Course Oct 11-15

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to dynamic economic analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting. This course is designed to provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model. Participants will interact with economists working on global trade and environmental issues using a dynamic model. The end goal of the course is for participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own dynamic simulations.

Journal of Global Economic Analysis

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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 5, No 2 (December 2020) "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.
GTAP Virtual Seminar Series

"Incorporating Frictional Unemployment into the GTAP Model"

January 27, 2021
9:00-10:10am EST (UTC-5)
Registration coming soon
Featured in the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol 4, No 2 (2019)
Moderated by Thomas Hertel, Center for Global Trade Analysis
28th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model"
July 26-30, 2021   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Applications Nov 9 – Feb 28
Acceptance Notifications April
Online Course May 10 - July 11

The GTAP Short Course is an intensive training course in the economics of global policy analysis. The course is delivered in three phases. Phase one is entirely delivered online, designed to give students practical experience using the software environment for solving GTAP models and to review economic components of the model in a partial setting. Phase two is the onsite training, building from the onsite period and is comprised of lectures, labs, and discussion on the construction of and analysis with a global economy model with bilateral trade and relevant policy instruments. Finally, students are given the opportunity to prepare their own global economy investigation and gain the experience in scenario design, model tools, and analysis techniques.

24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Global Food System: Opportunities and Challenges"
June 23-25, 2021  |  Fort Collins, Colorado USA

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Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Nov 2 - Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 22 - Feb 14
Acceptance Notifications Feb / Mar
Final Papers Apr 15
Registrations (Onsite) Mar 1 - Apr 30
Registrations (Virtual) May 3 - Jun 20

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 Food System: Opportunities and Challenges" with subthemes on:
  • Agricultural innovation and resource constraints
  • International trade and supply chain linkages
  • Inclusive economic growth
    • Climate change and environmental sustainability
    • Food-energy linkages
  • Food and agricultural policies
  • Policy and regulatory harmonization
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.


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 14, 2021
GTAP PTA Course - ApplicationsFeb 28, 2021
GTAP Short Course - ApplicationsFeb 28, 2021
GTAP Dynamic Short Course - ApplicationsMay 16, 2021

Network Events/Notices Deadline
EcoMod2021 - Call for AbstractsFeb 28, 2021

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
ICCT - Modeling FellowshipJan 31, 2021
JGCRI - Post-Doc Energy-Emission ModelingJan 31, 2021
PIK - Post-doctoral ResearcherFeb 4, 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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