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.

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Research Assistant Professor

The Center for Global Trade Analysis, housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, is the home of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues.

The Center for Global Trade Analysis maintains an active research program in global economic issues including topics ranging from agricultural trade, to energy policy, climate change mitigation, land use, international migration, and poverty analysis. As a member of the Center, this individual will develop an internationally recognized research program in global economic analysis in conjunction with the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). S/he will be expected to publish, supervise graduate students, and lead international research projects, as well as contribute to the ongoing development of the GTAP data base and teach in the Center's instructional program. S/he will also be expected to seek and obtain external competitive grant support.

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19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Analytical Foundations for Cooperation in a Multipolar World"
June 15-17, 2016  |  Washington DC, USA

World Bank
The World Bank
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 22-Feb 14
Acceptance Notifications late Feb
Final Papers Apr 15
Registration Apr 30
Payment May 7

The Center for Global Trade Analysis is pleased to partner with The World Bank 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.

A number of scholarships are available for this conference.
24th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
August 6-12, 2016   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Feb 28
Acceptance Notifications April
Online Course May 23-Jul 24
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
GTAP 9 globe icon GTAP 9 Data Base

GTAP 9 includes reference years of 2004, 2007 and 2011 as well as 140 regions and 57 sectors.

***All purchasers of GTAP 9, will receive access to GTAP 8 (and its suite of utilities) free of charge.***

  • Newly added regions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Brunei Darussalam, Jordan, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago
    Updated/Improved regions: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Belarus, Pakistan, Turkey, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zambia
  • New macro-economic data for 2004, 2007, and 2011
  • New bilateral merchandise trade data for 2011
  • New protection data for 2007 and 2011
  • New Time-Series Bilateral Trade data from 1995-2013
  • Improved bilateral services trade data for 2004, 2007, and 2011
  • Improved energy data for 2004, 2007, and 2011
  • Revised OECD domestic support for 2004, 2007, and 2011
  • Decomposition of tariff (into ad valorem and specific)
  • CO2 emissions dataset integrated into core data base
  • Five labor skill categories

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GTAP 9 globe icon GTAP 9 Satellite Data and Utilities

GTAP-Power 9 Data Base

Free of charge to all purchasers of the GTAP 9 Data Base.

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2016-1 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
January 25 - March 6, 2016

Cover image for Computable General Equilibrium Models
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications October 18
Acceptance Notifications November 2015

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.


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
Conference - AbstractsJan 15, 2016
Conference - ScholarshipsJan 15, 2016
Conference - Session ProposalsJan 15, 2016
Short Course - ApplicationsFeb 28, 2016

Network Events/Notices Deadline
15th Workshop in Economic ModelingNov 30, 2015
EcoMod2016 - Call for PapersJan 31, 2016
GLOBE Model CourseApr 23, 2016
STAGE Model CourseApr 23, 2016

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
EC IPTS - Senior ModellerNov 30, 2015
Purdue Uni - Ag Trade/Sustainability ProfNov 30, 2015
GTAP - Research Assistant ProfessorDec 31, 2015
World Bank IFC - CGE ConsultantDec 31, 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

    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