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2024 (7)

Trump-Biden 2024 election rematch promises economic pain for China
February 2024 - For China's economy and its slumping stock market - down more than 40% from its 2021 high - that's bad news. Worse, Trump's rhetoric may add pressure on Biden to take harsher measures in the run-up to election day.
National policy could benefit twofold
February 2024 - A climate policy that increases the price of carbon-intensive products across the entire U.S. economy would yield a side benefit of reducing nitrate groundwater contamination throughout the Mississippi River Basin.
New GLASSNET tools on MyGeoHub advance international, interdisciplinary research
February 2024 - Two new climate, land-use, and agricultural data tools developed by GLASSNET team members have recently been added to the online platform MyGeoHub (, allowing researchers across domains to easily access the data they need to assess progress towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Xi, Biden and the $10 trillion cost of war over Taiwan
January 2024 - War over Taiwan would have a cost in blood and treasure so vast that even those unhappiest with the status quo have reason not to risk it. Bloomberg Economics estimate the price tag at around $10 trillion, equal to about 10% of global gross domestic product - dwarfing the blow from the war in Ukraine, COVID-19 pandemic and 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis. China's rising economic and military heft, Taiwan's burgeoning sense of national identity, and fractious relations between Beijing and Washington mean the conditions for a crisis are in place. With cross-strait relations on the ballot, Taiwan's Jan. 13 election is a potential flashpoint.
The Case for Doubling Down on Agricultural R&D
January 2024 - The new study, by Dr. Uris Baldos, associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, is the first to estimate the impact of U.S. public R&D funding on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and land use, as well as on productivity, farm output, and prices. It finds that substantially raising R&D funding would be a cost-effective climate mitigation strategy. Specifically, the study finds that doubling public agricultural R&D funding would reduce emissions at a cost of roughly $12 per metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent, while also raising output, limiting global land use, and reducing crop and livestock prices.

2023 (9)

Agriculture gets its day at COP28, but experts see big barriers to cutting emissions
December 2023 - More than 100 world leaders at this year's United Nations climate summit agreed to make their farm and food systems a key part of their plans to fight climate change, seeking improvements in a sector that accounts for about a third of planet-warming emissions.
National policy aimed at reducing U.S. greenhouse gases also would improve water quality
December 2023 - A climate policy that raises the price of carbon-intensive products across the entire U.S. economy would yield a side benefit of reducing nitrate groundwater contamination throughout the Mississippi River Basin.
Carbon, fertilizer policies would also improve water quality
December 2023 - A study links the reduction of nitrate groundwater contamination with climate policies that would raise the price of carbon- and fertilizer-intensive products.
Ag economist Tom Hertel receives Spirit of Land-Grant Mission Award
November 2023 - How deep are Tom Hertel's land-grant ties? His grandfather started the agricultural economics department at New York's land-grant university, Cornell. Robert Thompson, former dean of Purdue's College of Agriculture, was a dinner guest at Hertel's childhood home. Those are just two steps on a long path that led to the Purdue agricultural economics professor receiving the 2023 Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award.
Purdue agricultural economics faculty awarded USDA NIFA grants
November 2023 - Four agricultural economics faculty at Purdue University's College of Agriculture recently received research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grants' principal investigators (PIs) are Tor Tolhurst, assistant professor of agricultural economics and agricultural policy; Steven Wu, associate professor of agricultural economics; Meilin Ma, assistant professor of agricultural economics; and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, research professor of agricultural economics and director of the Purdue Center for Global Trade Analysis, which coordinates the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP).
Climate-market changes loom in future
October 2023 - The United States is one of the largest producers and exporters of corn and soybeans globally - partly because of yields that are among the best in the world. But a changing climate could affect those yields, which could ultimately affect production and the availability of products for export.
Villoria recognized with Top MapBiomas Research Award
August 2023 - Nelson Villoria, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, alongside coauthors Rachael Garrett, Florian Gollnow and Kim Carlson, has been honored with the distinguished MapBiomas Research Award.
Meeting Global Challenges Together
August 2023 - Researchers in the College of Agriculture and across Purdue are responding to the issues of climate, food, water and energy security from different angles. Increasingly, they're doing it together, using a variety of interdisciplinary frameworks to enhance innovation, because an interconnected world needs interconnected solutions.
Analysis shows how investing in nature improves the economy while boosting equity
June 2023 - Current trends in environmental degradation will lead to large economic losses in the coming decades, hitting the poorest countries hardest, according to a new study led by Purdue University and the University of Minnesota. The study also finds that investing in nature can turn those losses into gains.

2022 (15)

The Economics Behind Climate Change
October 2022 - Globally, every country is feeling some form of the effects of climate change. The U.S. is facing droughts in portions of the country right before harvest. Europe, in addition to droughts, is facing wildfires that aren't usually seen. Other areas are experiencing difficult storms, such as typhoons.
New J-WAFS-led project combats food insecurity
August 2022 - Today the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT announced a new research project, supported by Community Jameel, to tackle one of the most urgent crises facing the planet: food insecurity. Approximately 276 million people worldwide are severely food insecure, and more than half a million face famine conditions.
Will US gas prices be affected by Russia cutting gas to Europe? What experts say
July 2022 - Russia followed through on its threat to cut gas supplies to Europe, causing gas prices on the continent to soar, according to media reports.
As food prices soar with no end in sight, Americans change habits
June 2022 - Americans are changing their shopping habits because of soaring food prices. And disruptions in the international farming community have some worried about the food supply heading into 2023.
Purdue economist addresses European Parliament on Russian war's impact
June 2022 - Maksym Chepeliev, a research economist in Purdue University's College of Agriculture, recently addressed the European Parliament regarding energy sanctions and the potential economic impacts of the war in Ukraine.
Indiana average gas price soars above $5 a gallon
June 2022 - Maksym Chepeliev, a research economist for the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, said high state taxes are just one reason why Indiana's prices are climbing faster than other states.
The International Procurement Instrument: a new trade policy tool promoting reciprocity in access to international public procurement and concession m
June 2022 - Access of Union economic operators, goods or services to public procurement and concession markets from third countries as well as the elimination of restrictive public procurement practices in third countries remains an important policy objective of the European Union (Union).
World Bank, European Parliament seek insight from Purdue global trade expert on impact of the war in Ukraine
May 2022 - Maksym Chepeliev began his career focused on global trade and a pathway to alternative energy when environmental concerns dominated the conversation. In February, Russia invaded his home country of Ukraine and his life changed. His work and expertise took on new importance informing energy sanctions and the potential economic impacts of the war.
Impact of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on biofuels production
April 2022 - Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study.
Economist: Increase in World Oil Prices Hoist State Consumption 0.1 Percent Baca artikel CNN Indonesia "Ekonom: Kenaikan Harga Minyak Dunia Kerek Kon
March 2022 - Rizal Taufikurahman, Head of the Center for Macroeconomics and Finance at INDEF, said that the increase in world oil prices due to the Russian military attack on Ukraine boosted Indonesian consumption by 0.1 percent.
The Happiness of US Citizens Until China Decreases Due to the Ukraine Conflict, What about Indonesia?
March 2022 - - The prolonged conflict between Russia and Ukraine, according to the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) will worsen the welfare of the Indonesian people.
Ukraine negotiations: Complete ceasefire 'hard to imagine' as Russians advance
March 2022 - RUSSIA is waist-deep in Ukrainian territory and still intensifying Vladimir Putin's military campaign, as bombs kill more civilians every day with little prospect of a resolution. As diplomats continue their discussions, experts believe a fully-fledged ceasefire is unlikely.
Gas price drop depends on Putin's war, experts say
March 2022 - INDIANAPOLIS - With the price of oil dropping, experts predict the price of gas will continue dropping too. But, the price decrease depends on many factors, specifically related to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Indiana agriculture experts worried about Ukraine production, exports
February 2022 - As Russian troops attack Ukraine, and allies of the United States respond with sanctions, the global economy is also threatened--including Indiana's agriculture industry.
Professor seeks to build academic bridges between scientists
January 2022 - W ith over 30 years spent at Purdue University, Thomas Hertel, distinguished professor of agricultural economics, has many professional milestones that timestamp his career. The most recent one is the announcement that he has received the Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in honor of his career dedicated to researching the global impacts of trade, climate and environmental policies. The award will enable Hertel to spend six months conducting research in Potsdam, Germany.

2021 (14)

CGT professor, colleagues awarded $15 million geospatial science research grant
November 2021 - The Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment, known as I-GUIDE, will help researchers better estimate and predict risk and anticipate impacts from natural disasters or climate change.
Applying an environmental lens to economic decisions
October 2021 - When trade wars erupt, industry shifts, and the balance of supply and demand changes, it is not just economics that is impacted; it is also, equally, the environment.
Purdue professors appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board
August 2021 - Dominique Y van der Mensbrugghe, research professor and director of Purdue's Center for Global Trade Analysis, was appointed to the board and its Economic Analysis Committee.
What the UN Climate Report Means for Food
August 2021 - The continuing rise of global temperatures will have dire consequences for agri-business.
Two College of Agriculture professors tapped for EPA's Scientific Advisory Board
August 2021 - Sylvie Brouder, professor of agronomy, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) and agricultural economics research professor, were recently appointed to the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB). This is Brouder's second appointment to the SAB.
Emerging Economies Deserve A Chance At Oil Riches, Too
August 2021 - Emerging economies must continue to rely on fossil fuels while demand is high, largely ignoring the developed world's green transition and taking this opportunity to develop their economies and boost employment figures around cheaper oil production than developed states can now offer. As long as prices and demand remain high, emerging economies will continue oil and gas production as oil majors pursue low-cost oil projects across Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, while North America and Europe begin the transition away from fossil fuels towards renewable alternatives in a bid to respond to international pressure on climate change.
Limited economic impact from U.S. rejoining Paris climate accord
April 2021 - President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 - policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation effort called for in the original Paris agreement.
Purdue study finds limited economic impacts from U.S. rejoining the Paris climate accord
March 2021 - President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 - policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation effort called for in the original Paris agreement.
Growing food and protecting nature don't have to conflict - here's how they can work together
March 2021 - Growing food in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way - while also producing enough of it - is among the most important challenges facing the U.S. and the world today.
Addicted to Cheap Fuel, Emerging Markets Face a Climate Dilemma
March 2021 - Simply allowing the market to dictate fuel prices would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 3.2% in 2030, according to Purdue University's Center for Global Trade Analysis. Taxing fuel to account for air pollution and health would have lowered emissions 28% in 2015, the International Monetary Fund said in a 2019 report.
Addicted to cheap fuel, emerging markets like India, Brazil face a climate dilemma
March 2021 - Rising oil prices are testing the developing world's resolve to quit fossil fuels. The president of Brazil has fired the chief of the country's largest oil producer -- inadvertently sending its currency, bonds and stocks plunging -- in a bid to keep diesel prices from spiking.
Bioplastics in the sustainability dilemma
February 2021 - Scientists investigate the factors affecting the global land use impacts and CO2 emissions of plant-based plastics
New alliances, not tariffs, are key to US trade strategy on China
January 2021 - To induce better trade policies in China, multilateralism is the only effective approach. By building alliances and consensus among like-minded nations, the US can rebuild and strengthen the rules of the road for China to observe
Cost of tech decoupling much higher than it appears
January 2021 - As the World Economic Forum convenes online this week rather than in Davos, its participants will discuss how to move "beyond geopolitics." Trade wars, populist politics and COVID-19 have led countries to question their reliance on global supply chains and retreat into a defensive posture of self-sufficiency, choking off the cross-border trade that has long fueled global growth.

2020 (39)

Ethanol Back in the Game
November 2020 - After a cut in demand due to the stay-at-home order, the ethanol industry is working on returning to normal.
Ethanol Tries To Find Footing In Crowded Oil, Gasoline Trade
November 2020 - The outlook for oil and gasoline has steadily improved over the past three weeks on COVID-19 vaccine hopes, leaving open the question of what may become of ethanol, the biofuel mandated as an additive in the United States.
Why investors are betting on biodiversity
November 2020 - Those of you whose memories still stretch all the way back to the beforetime - January and February - may recall that 2020 was to be a "super year" for biodiversity. Plans called for several global events focusing on the role of nature in mitigating the climate crisis, protecting us against the next pandemic, ensuring adequate food and water, promoting sustainable development and, in essence, maintaining the global economy.
Water scarcity and reduction in crop yield due to climate change could drop GDP by 10% in Middle East
October 2020 - The Middle East is one of the most water scarce regions in the world. Many countries in the region have exploited their available water resources and left watersheds below the sustainable level of water withdrawal. Water is extensively used in agricultural activities and the region has seen declines in precipitation over time. Adding to those constraints, the region faces issues with population growth, economic development and the effects of climate change. Collectively, these patterns indicate that many Middle Eastern countries will experience major constraints to maintaining available water resources and expanding their crop production.
Purdue team receives $2 million NSF grant to create global network
September 2020 - The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) describe a global resolve to transform the world across 17 related economic, social, and environment thematic areas. However, the challenge is the inevitable set of conflicts and tradeoffs among the competing land- and water-related SDG demands, the impact of these demands at both the local and global levels, and the challenge of collaborating and coordinating teams across the globe.
Food Is Growing More Plentiful, So Why Do People Keep Warning Of Shortages?
August 2020 - There's a common warning about our planet's future: the risk of food shortages.
Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion
July 2020 - UNCTAD estimates that for every $1 million lost in international tourism revenue, a country's national income could drop by up to $3 million. The effects on employment could be dramatic.
23rd GTAP conference goes virtual, sees record high registration
June 2020 - The Global Trade Analysis Project's (GTAP) 23rd annual conference will look a little different than in years past. Established in 1993 at Purdue University, GTAP furthers collaboration between academics, researchers and policymakers working on issues impacting the global economy such as trade and climate change. Its central objective is to enhance quantitative analysis of these and other global economic issues within an economy-wide framework.
Slow easing of lockdowns may be better for global economy: study
June 2020 - A cautious approach to easing lockdown restrictions that reduces the risk of later lockdowns may be better for the global supply chain in the long run, according to a new modeling study led by UCL and Tsinghua University.
Impacts of Possible Chinese 25% Tariff on U.S. Soybeans and Other Agricultural Commodities
June 2020 - Trade conflicts between the United States and China have escalated recently. The Chinese government has threatened to impose a 25% tariff on 128 U.S. products in response to a U.S. proposal to impose a 25% tariff on imported products from China (USDA, 2018a). The Chinese list includes several agricultural products, including (but not limited to) soybeans, wheat, corn, sorghum, and beef. Among these commodities, soybeans is the largest agricultural export from the United States to China. Since the United States produces large amounts of soybeans (117 million metric tons (MMT) in 2016) and exports more than half that to other countries, the Chinese tariff on U.S. soybeans alone could generate major economic consequences for U.S. agriculture. In addition to soybeans, China also imports significant quantities of wheat, sorghum, and corn from the United States. Extending the coverage of Chinese tariffs on these products could amplify the economic implications of China's retaliation policy for U.S. agriculture
GTAP takes its international conference virtual
June 2020 - The Global Trade Analysis Project's (GTAP) 23rd Annual Global Conference looked significantly different this year than its past 22 iterations. Since its inception, the conference has been held in different locations around the world, from Warsaw, Poland to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference continued to draw people from throughout the world this year as GTAP hosted its annual conference online.
COVID-19 economic impact could reach 8.8 trillion U.S. dollars globally: ADB report
May 2020 - The global economy could suffer between 5.8 trillion U.S. dollars and 8.8 trillion U.S. dollars in losses -- equivalent to 6.4 percent to 9.7 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) -- as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, said a new report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday.
May 2020 - It seems that studies on the effects of free trade agreements on the U.S. economy have increasingly become exercises in checking a box, with groups for and against simply waiting on a punchline. Surely, we can do better to undertake public-facing intellectual analyses that are both accessible and potentially interesting to a wider swath of the general public - something more akin to what the United Kingdom (UK) has done to prepare for free trade agreement negotiations with the United States.
Coronavirus Could Cost Global Economy Between $5.8tn And $8.8tn: ADB
May 2020 - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has predicted that the unprecedented outbreak of deadly coronavirus can cost the global economy up to $8.8 trillion.
Urgently needed: A COVID-like response to fight climate change
May 2020 - Improvements in greenhouse gas levels and air pollution may have a short lifespan unless governments walk the talk on sustainable development
May 2020 - The global economy could suffer up to £7.3tn in losses - equivalent to 6.4%-9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP) - as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Covid-19 - The worst-case scenarios for apparel sourcing
April 2020 - The fast spread of the coronavirus around the globe has created an unprecedented situation for the world economy. But how might Covid-19 affect apparel sourcing and trade? Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, has analysed the worst case scenarios.
COVID-19 | An opportunity to shift the focus from megacities to small towns
April 2020 - We must realign our growth strategies and bring about structural changes in policies that prioritise the poor and redress regional imbalances.
China and Indonesia's 'developing' status muddies post-pandemic recovery
April 2020 - Trade is the key to China's and Indonesia's economic recovery. But this will be hampered by their new World Trade Organization designation.
Indonesia still deserves special treatment in global trade: Economists
March 2020 - Indonesia still deserves special treatment in global trade despite the United States recently taking the archipelago off its list of developing countries, local economists have said.
New calculations show coronavirus will sap $34 billion dollars from economy, prompting need for urgent stimulus
March 2020 - As the impact of COVID-19 takes hold, the head of Australia's Department of Treasury has flagged an urgent need for targeted stimulus, as new modelling shows $34 billion could be wiped from Australia's economy this year.
US economy will take biggest hit if we continue with business as usual: report
March 2020 - New research finds that if humans carry on with business as usual and the environmental degradation that results, we will pay a steep price - quite literally.
New study finds 'insignificant' link between US biofuel policy and deforestation in south-east Asia
March 2020 - A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be 'insignificant'.
Global economic growth will take big hit due to loss of nature
February 2020 - Damage to environment could wipe £368bn a year from growth by 2050 and UK will be hard hit, WWF warns
WWF: Environmental degradation on course to cost global economy £8tr
February 2020 - Rising food prices, droughts, commodity shortages, extreme flooding, and coastal erosion will ravage economies around the world if action is not taken to confront the multiple environmental crises facing humanity, according to a new study launched today at the Royal Society in London.
UK 'faces £16bn annual hit to economy' without urgent action to protect nature
February 2020 - The UK could be taking a £16 billion a year hit to its economy by 2050 without urgent action to protect nature, a report has warned.
Protect nature or damage economy
February 2020 - The worldwide impact of declining natural assets from forests to fisheries could cost £368 billion a year.
WWF Reveals Biggest Losers in Unchecked Nature and Climate Crisis
February 2020 - New report projects a US$10T hit to the global economy by 2050, as well as the countries set to be worst affected by continued biodiversity loss.
Failing to protect nature could cost UK economy £16billion a year says World Wildlife Fund
February 2020 - A new report from one of the world's leading conservation organisations says the world economy could stand to lose £368billion annually unless urgent action is taken to protect ecosystems.
Climate change 'could cost global economy nearly $10tn by 2050'
February 2020 - A new report warns nature losses and environmental damage need to be rapidly reversed in order to avoid severe financial losses across multiple vital sectors
Decline in global ecosystems will cost the global ecomy £8 trillion by 2050
February 2020 - A decline in our natural ecosystems will cost the world £8 trillion by 2050, according to a new report published the World Wide Fund (WWF), the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) and the Natural Capital Project.
New report reveals countries set to be worst affected by nature loss
February 2020 - South African properties to appreciate below inflation this year 11 hours ago Valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in fast-rising streams 10 hours ago Global commercial real estate investment dips two per cent yearly in 2019 10 hours ago A new research shows that if the world doesn't act urgently to address the nature and climate emergency, the world stands to see $10 trillion wiped off the global economy over the next 30 years
WWF Global Futures pushes 'nature-based solutions' agenda
February 2020 - The recent Global Futures report estimated that the world economy will lose $10 trillion between 2011 and 2050 due to the loss of ecosystem services - equivalent to what the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) lost in the decade since 2008, when the economic meltdown started.
WWF: losing nature means losing our economy
February 2020 - The price tag our current economic model will exact on nature is $9.87 trillion. This is how much money we will lose by 2050 if we continue with "business as usual," according to a new report.
WWF Warns of Global and Country Specific Losses from Ecosystem Service Decline
February 2020 - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has published its Global Futures report, which calculates the economic cost of nature's decline across 140 countries. The report finds the loss of coastal protection services to be among the most significant nature-related risks to economies; that forest loss is a growing threat to global climate and economy; and that nature loss will significantly affect food systems. It also relays how rising costs for raw materials will negatively impact those sectors with a high dependence on nature.
Pengamat Pertanyakan Gelar Negara Maju dari AS Untuk RI
February 2020 - Pengamat Indef Aviliani mempertanyakan gelar negara maju yang diberikan Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump kepada RI beberapa waktu lalu. Aviliani menilai Indonesia belum memenuhi parameter penentu negara maju.
Study addresses deforestation, confirms benefits of US biodiesel
January 2020 - The impacts of U.S. biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia are found to be insignificant, according to the latest research from leading economic modeling experts at Purdue University. The study looked at concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming that biofuels are to blame for increased agricultural activity in southeast Asia.
Don't blame U.S. biofuels for Indonesia and Malaysia deforestation, study shows
January 2020 - Since 1990, the United States has ramped up its production of biofuels - to about 16 billion gallons of ethanol and 1.6 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2017. At the same time, production of palm oil has increased nearly sixfold, mainly for food production, and with it significant deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia.
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January 2020 - The impacts of U.S. biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia are found to be insignificant, according to the latest research from leading economic modeling experts from Purdue University.

2019 (49)

US Farm Report
December 2019 - Maksym Chepeliev discussing USMCA
Stories of Change: Climate + Niger
November 2019 - In the Sahel region of West Africa, Niger is struggling to feed its 21 million people. Niger has one of the fastest growing population in the world at a rate of 3.9 percent annually. As a landlocked country, Niger is used as a migration route for undocumented Africans traveling across the continent, and transnational security with bordering countries is an ongoing concern. The country's poverty rate is at 44.1 percent, making it one of the world's poorest countries. Top off these less than ideal conditions with the effects of climate change and you have what one researcher calls a "perfect storm."
RCEP's Economic Impact in Asia
November 2019 - RCEP, along with the CPTPP, will help drive deep integration in Asia. Holdouts like India will suffer the most.
Como história de um fazendeiro dos EUA explica dificuldades de abertura à carne do Brasil
November 2019 - No mesmo evento, no entanto, o tom entusiasmado do embaixador foi rebatido pelo professor de agricultura econômica da Universidade Purdue Thomas Hertel, que apresentou uma perspectiva das dificuldades dos produtores americanos no momento atual.
Why India's decision to pull out of RCEP has both pros and cons
November 2019 - Although overall economic benefits from the deal seem to be negligible, India might have just missed an opportunity to emerge as a key player in the largest trading bloc outside WTO.
Failure to tackle the climate and nature emergency will cost UK billions - new report
November 2019 - Over £12 billion could be wiped off the UK's economy every year by 2050 as a result of coastal damages alone, if we fail to act on the escalating environmental crisis, according to a new WWF report.
Not so green
October 2019 - Greta Thunberg accuses rich countries of "creative carbon accounting"
Behind the Research: GTAP
October 2019 - When people from more than 40 countries meet at the annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis - whether in Warsaw, Melbourne, Shanghai or West Lafayette - they share a common language developed at Purdue. Clarity and transparency are hallmarks of this language, because the work is used to shape important policy decisions across the world.
Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?
October 2019 - Last month Thomas Hertel, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, co-authored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He argued that even if the EU ban comes to pass, and even if it successfully reduces the trade of palm oil, local farmers aren't just going to automatically keep the forests in place.
Purdue economists warn palm oil solutions may have unintended consequences
September 2019 - The growth of palm oil, the most-consumed vegetable oil in the world, has been fueled by expansion of palm plantings in Malaysia and Indonesia that have contributed to massive deforestation in those countries. The carbon and biodiversity losses there have spurred the European Union and others to call for measures to slow palm oil sales and limit forest losses.
Purdue team gets $3 million to explore consequences of sustainability policies
September 2019 - A rapidly growing global population in the midst of a changing climate had led to serious sustainability issues and choices surrounding water, food and energy. These stresses and the policy responses will vary by locality, but they will have global repercussions that will ultimately affect the success of those choices.
Deforestation Is Getting Worse, 5 Years After Countries and Companies Vowed to Stop It
September 2019 - As fires in the Amazon draw attention to the problem, critics say big agribusinesses aren't doing enough to stop deforestation in their supply chains.
Purdue Researchers Examine Ag Sustainability
September 2019 - A team of researchers from Purdue University is embarking on a mission to explore agricultural sustainability as it pertains to a growing global population. The National Science Foundation awarded $2.5 million to an interdisciplinary team of Purdue researchers to examine how global stresses can affect local communities and vice-versa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also awarded an additional $500,000 to the program.
RCEP must move forward, with or without India
September 2019 - As the international trading system grows increasingly strained under the escalating US-China trade dispute and the paralysis of WTO reform, many have eagerly called for the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of 2019. The ASEAN-led initiative is a mega regional free trade agreement (FTA) that was first launched in November 2012 and to date has seen 27 rounds of negotiations.
Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence
September 2019 - Thomas Hertel, a distinguished professor of agricultural economics, gave the Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teacher Lecture, following Flaherty.
Renowned Purdue agricultural economist passes away
August 2019 - Wallace Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, passed away on Saturday (Aug. 17) after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Jean, his sons Davis and Jeffrey, their wives, and four grandchildren.
Loss of Wally Tyner reverberates around the world
August 2019 - When Morocco was negotiating a free trade deal with the U.S. in 2004, Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, played a major role without ever sitting at the table.
GTAP 10 Data Base release nears as the world needs it most
July 2019 - I suspect there isn't a trade minister on Earth that hasn't heard of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). There's not a trade agreement in the world that is signed without numerical analysis using the GTAP Data Base or a GTAP Model.
As economics gain global attention, Purdue's GTAP gathers worldwide leaders
June 2019 - Individuals from 43 countries will soon gather in Poland at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis to exchange ideas and share their distinct perspectives. The annual conference is organized by the Center of Global Trade Analysis in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. No matter their nationality, attendees are linked by the same common language for global economic analysis, one developed at Purdue University.
Consumers Can Expect Rise In Prices From Increased Tariffs On Chinese Goods
May 2019 - Retailers say that they can't absorb the extra costs from the Trump administration's increased tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports. Now consumers can expect to see price increases when shopping.
Get USMCA done to preserve over 30 years of prosperity
April 2019 - The United States, Mexico and Canada have forged a massive commercial relationship over the past three decades.
Trump's Border and Tariff Stand-Offs Will Cost Him a Trade Win on NAFTA 2.0
April 2019 - America would lose $1.7 billion a day and Trump would be unable to pass USMCA before 2020.
Pence tells farmers 'We're with you'
April 2019 - Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration's agriculture trade plan, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, would help relieve current burdens from a downturn in the economy and lower commodity prices.
April 2019 - Vice President Mike Pence came back home to Indiana on Thursday to speak on the benefits of a potential new trade agreement with our neighboring countries in North America.
Little Gained from Months Lost to USMCA Talks
April 2019 - Rather than a win-win-win, the new North American free trade agreement might be a win-win-loss. Or just an ugly tie, depending how finely you parse new research by three economists in the Western Hemisphere division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Review of NAFTA replacement heads to Congress amid ongoing border fight
April 2019 - President Donald Trump needs to sell Democrats on his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, but a government report on the potential economic effects of the new deal could make that task more difficult.
Trump team readies PR offensive on North America trade deal's economic effects
April 2019 - The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best.
Large-scale forest carbon sequestration could cause food prices to skyrocket
April 2019 - The Paris Agreement calls for reducing greenhouse gases enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels. This could be done by reducing emissions or capturing and storing atmospheric carbon.
Report: Expanding Carbon Sequestration Too Much Could Cause Sharp Rise In Food Prices
April 2019 - One way to meet the goals set out by the Paris Agreement on climate change is carbon sequestration - capturing and storing carbon in the atmosphere. A recent study including Purdue University researchers finds forests are an efficient way to do that - but with limits.
Trump's trade policies are costing Americans a lot of money
April 2019 - Tariffs and sanctions drive up costs and will create a negligible number of jobs.
US, China Near Completion Of Trade Deal
March 2019 - With both countries potentially lifting tariffs, the U.S. and China are reportedly nearing a trade deal. A formal agreement could come around the end of March, although hurdles do remain in such a potential arrangement, The Wall Street Journal reported.
US Trade Policy Flux Hurting Farmers
March 2019 - Backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an ongoing trade battle with China and resulting retaliatory tariffs against the United States are all trade policies that are costing U.S. farmers dearly, according to an updated Purdue University analysis released on Monday.
March 2019 - The U.S. food and agriculture sector would lose nearly $22 billion in exports, equal to 15% of this year's sales forecast, if the U.S. scrapped NAFTA without a replacement on top of withdrawing from TPP, said three Purdue economists in a report on Monday. "Under this more pessimistic outcome, the negative trade impacts would be reflected in lower incomes for U.S. farmers, reduced land returns, and labor displacement."
March 2019 - Backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an ongoing trade battle with China and resulting retaliatory tariffs against the United States are all trade policies that are costing U.S. farmers dearly, according to an updated Purdue University analysis released on Monday.
U.S. trade policy still up the air, expert says
March 2019 - U.S. trade policies remain in a state of flux with the Trump administration, and billions of dollars hang in the balance for agriculture.
It's not easy making an egg out of an omelet
March 2019 - Few know this better than U.S. farmers and ranchers who have held their collective tongue while the White House used the last two years "to level the playing field" in multilateral trade, explains the Global Trade and Analysis Project (GTAP) at Purdue University.
Trump's trade war
March 2019 - The US-China trade war may be defusing but it is nowhere near an end. US President Donald Trump lifted a deadline of March 1 for China to agree to concessions on trade.
Is The New NAFTA Any Good?
March 2019 - President Donald Trump has lauded his own North American trade pact as the largest and most significant such deal ever struck. But since he tends toward hyperbole and that characterization is demonstrably false, we need to use some other measure to determine how good the USMCA really is.
Mexico could accept steel quotas
March 2019 - Mexico could accept some quotas in exchange for the Trump administration lifting steel and aluminum tariffs, the country's former USMCA negotiator says - but that could be contingent on the U.S. agreeing to exclude some products.
IMF Analysis of USMCA Shows Net Loss for US, Gains for Canada and Mexico
March 2019 - A new Working Paper from the IMF analyzes the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as it compares to NAFTA and finds that the continent as a whole gains a negligible gain of $538 million in economic benefits, the U.S. is the only country to see a net loss.
IMF study: Canada and Mexico gain under USMCA, U.S. loses
March 2019 - The effect of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on the three countries' GDP will be "negligible," according to an analysis published this week by the International Monetary Fund, with Canada and Mexico set to enjoy small gains while the U.S. takes a small hit. "In total, USMCA countries have a combined welfare gain of $538 million.... Canada's welfare increases by $700 million and Mexico's increases by $600 million, while that of the United States declines," the paper reads.
Talking Tariffs, Part 1: Tariff Impact Studies Rely Upon Questionable Assumptions
February 2019 - Consultants internally often pose a question to one another - do you want a client who knows he doesn't know something, or would you rather have a client who doesn't know what he doesn't know?
February 2019 - Purdue University Ag Economist Wally Tyner says it's a positive sign President Trump and Chinese President Xi will meet soon to try to finalize a trade deal, but it's unclear what a deal will look like.
SDGs 'failing to create transformational change'
February 2019 - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are often failing to produce the profound changes needed to achieve their ambitious objectives due to a lack of coordination across the 17 separate goals, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting heard.
Trade war wrecked billions' havoc in both US & Chinese economies in 2018
January 2019 - The US-China trade war caused a caustic corrosion for both US and Chinese economy in 2018, resulting in billions of dollars of losses, hitting industries including technologies, autos and agriculture. The tariff war between world's two largest economies instigated pernicious pain for both, and in particular, US agricultural had been hit hurt, as several reports revealed the news of damaged agricultural products on the US fields, while the inventories had already been full.
Is the U.S. Government Financially Benefitting from Added Tariffs?
January 2019 - Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are ongoing, with the trade truce now facing a deadline of less than two months away. U-S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has a busy schedule next week, as he and others are preparing for trade talks with China in Beijing. President Donald Trump took to twitter ahead of those talks, touting the benefits of tariffs.
Hillberry: Trump fighting trade war on many fronts
January 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting agricultural exports of $141.5 billion in fiscal year 2019, down from $143.4 billion in 2018. Much of the expected decline in total exports is attributable to soybeans and cotton.
Study: Tariffs on metals will cost U.S. agriculture billions
January 2019 - United States tariffs on steel and aluminum will cost the nation nearly $2 billion in agricultural exports each year -- even if a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada is ratified, according to a study from Purdue University.

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Reality Check: China Won't Immediately Start Buying U.S. Ag Goods
December 2018 - The cease-fire between the U.S. and China sent soybeans higher, with prices ending the day up double digits. Purdue University agricultural economist Wally Tyner said the meeting Saturday night was a step in the right direction.
Cease-Fire with U.S. and China is Good News, but Challenges Remain
December 2018 - A Purdue University ag economist says the cease-fire between the U.S. and China is a step in the right direction. China has said it will purchase more U.S. ag goods and Wally Tyner predicts that China will buy more U.S. soybeans soon, but not because of the trade truce...
UN forecasts trade war to hammer Asia-Pacific export growth
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Trade friction with US helps China deepen reforms: Chinese experts
December 2018 - Chinese experts said the trade friction between China and the US helps China to deepen reforms objectively, although the US wants to limit China's development.
Trade wars cost U.S., China billions of dollars each in 2018
December 2018 - The U.S.-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology - and above all, agriculture.
Four Times More Tariff Pain Than Financial Gain in 'New NAFTA'
November 2018 - For the administration, the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a vindication of President Trump's raw-muscled confrontation of trading partners. But although Trump declared that the USMCA "is a very, very big deal for our farmers," a study released on Wednesday says U.S. farm exports will fall by $1.8 billion due to retaliatory tariffs by Mexico and Canada. That would be four times larger than the $450 million in gains that would be generated by "modest market access improvements" in the successor to NAFTA.
Tariffs could negate gains from new NAFTA, Farm Foundation says in report
November 2018 - The deals struck by the U.S., Mexico and Canada in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement promise new trading opportunities for U.S. farmers, but the Trump administration's trade wars and the tariffs that go with them more than negate the potential gains, according to a new study presented today by the Farm Foundation.
Tariffs Overwhelm USMCA Gains
November 2018 - The new North American free trade agreement, once ratified, will provide a bump in U.S. agricultural exports. But an analysis released Wednesday by the Farm Foundation shows those trade gains are overwhelmed by lost exports due to retaliatory tariffs.
Retaliatory tariffs to inflict heavy losses on U.S. agricultural exports: study
November 2018 - U.S. agricultural exports are expected to decline by 1.8 billion U.S. dollars due to retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico in response to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and could suffer greater losses with broader retaliation from other trading partners, a new study has found.
Study: Net loss to US ag from USMCA
November 2018 - Though the new United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will increase U.S. dairy and poultry exports to Canada, the gain may be more than offset by retaliatory tariffs, a new study shows.
'It Could Be Worse': Purdue Researchers Publish Report On USMCA, Tariffs Impact
November 2018 - While the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could help some farmers, an ongoing tariff squabble could negate any small financial gains, hurting the American agriculture industry that is already struggling. Purdue University researchers say in a new report, "It could be worse."
Trump's China trade war forces U.S. soybeans to take costly detour
November 2018 - China has all but stopped buying American soybeans, which - in a circuitous new global legume market - are now going to South America, when they are not being thrown into storage in wait of an end to the trade war.
Soybeans Could Be the Breakout Crop of 2019
November 2018 - According to the U.S. Farms Report, agricultural economist Wally Tyner of Purdue University said the U.S. could lose 9 million acres of soybeans permanently if the trade war isn't settled.
Theresa May's Brexit plan would result in 4% hit to GDP
November 2018 - Prime minister Theresa May's Brexit plan will make people worse off than if the UK remained in the EU, the government's own assessment of the agreement concluded on Wednesday.
Tariffs could cost American households $2,400 each in 2019, a new study warns
November 2018 - Tariffs stemming from President Donald Trump's trade conflicts could cost Americans $915 each, or $2,400 per household, in the form of higher prices, lower wages and lower investment returns in 2019, according to a new study.
New Study Underscores Millicom's Socio-Economic Impact on Latin America
November 2018 - Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services that operates under the TIGO brand in Latin America, recently commissioned a study about its socio-economic impact in the countries where the company has a presence.
Beer Makers' Steps to Mitigate Climate Change Might Not Be Enough, Study Shows
October 2018 - Running computer models to gauge effects on barley, researchers find that in worst-case scenario, beer prices could double and beer drinking in U.S. could drop 20%
Maybe You Don't Care about Polar Bears, but You Do Care about Your Beers
October 2018 - Climate change is not something we can push under the rug anymore, it is very real, and it is affecting the entire world. Maybe you don't care about the ice caps melting and the dwindling numbers of polar bears, but I bet you do care about your beers.
China Trade War Could Cost U.S. 9 Million Acres of Soybeans
October 2018 - Planted soybean acres in the U.S. have soared the past few years. The latest estimate from USDA pegged 2018 soybean planted acreage at 89.6 million acres. While that was a 1 million acre drop from 2017, soybean acreage still surpassed corn acres this year and is up more than 10 million acres this decade.
Trade war with China estimated to cost U.S. 9 mln acres of soybeans: expert
October 2018 - Agriculture economists estimated that if the ongoing trade war with China ignited by the White House persists, the United States could lose 9 million acres of soybeans to Brazil permanently, a U.S. expert has said.
Retaliatory tariffs will negate USMCA export gains
October 2018 - New analysis warns of potential for further export declines if NAFTA were abandoned
D.C. Press Club event to examine how to feed a hungry world amid a projected population spike of 2.9 billion
September 2018 - A hungry and growing population will put a strain on agriculture and the environment in the middle of this century. How those challenges are addressed will impact every person, every acre of land and each drop of water on the planet.
Map shows how the U.S.-China trade war is hurting American farmers
September 2018 - American farmers are suffering economic losses from a U.S.-China trade war that shows no signs of slowing down.
The world cannot afford a full-scale trade war
August 2018 - August 2018 - The idea of globalisation and free trade has gained prominence in the world over the past three decades. Despite some limitations, globalisation and free trade regime are seen as beneficial for economic development, poverty reduction, and enhanced integration among countries.
August 2018 - An ag economics professor at Purdue University says the proposed trade relief package could cause even more problems for farmers.
Midwestern farmers brace to lose billions in trade war
July 2018 - Farmers across the Midwestern United States expect to lose billions of dollars this year if the trade war between the United States and China continues to escalate.
Fact Check: Trump Distorts Facts on Agricultural Trade
July 2018 - In a Fox Business interview, President Donald Trump singled out trade barriers as a reason for five "very bad years" for U.S. farmers. But agricultural economists blame low farm commodity prices - not trade barriers.
Study: Chinese tariffs on soybeans to have only minimal impact in Iowa this year
July 2018 - Iowa farmers are seeing soybean prices drop to the lowest level in a year, after China threatened a 25% tariff in response to threatened U.S. tariffs.
Soybean Prices Dip As Trump's Chinese Tariffs Take Effect
July 2018 - Thursday night at the stroke of midnight, speculations became reality when the U.S.-imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods.
July 2018 - An ag economist with Purdue University says the new tariffs on Chinese goods will make it harder to get the quick resolution that many ag groups were hoping for.
Tariffs will hurt, but pain will not be felt this year
July 2018 - If President Trump's import tariffs are as bad as economists say, why is the Trump economy so strong?
Farmers starting to feel effects of trade war
July 2018 - The Trump administration began talking about imposing tariffs on Chinese imports in January, starting what has come to be called a trade war. Trump's threats led China to threaten retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including soybeans and pork. Both countries enacted the threatened tariffs on July 6. The administration also imposed tariffs on goods from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, leading those countries to impose retaliatory tariffs as well. Those tariffs also included farm goods as foreign leaders looked to hurt areas that voted for Trump. In Whitsitt's opinion, the tariffs have hit their mark, as far as farmers go.
More Lafayette businesses speak out against tariffs
July 2018 - This week, Subaru of Indiana Automotive officials went to Washington, D.C. to protest the potential United States tariffs on imported cars and car parts.
Despite Trump's contention, trade deals aren't killing farmers
July 2018 - President Donald Trump paints a dire picture of life for U.S. farmers, citing in part unfair trade relations with other countries.
American farmers enjoy a trade surplus. Trump could wipe it out
July 2018 - Trade deficits aren't a concern for America's farmers ... but you wouldn't know it from what President Donald Trump has been saying.
Purdue experts weigh in on tariffs and recently announced $12 billion emergency aid package
July 2018 - On Tuesday (July 25) President Donald Trump announced a plan to offer farmers $12 billion in emergency aid to offset the effects of recent tariffs from Mexico, China, the European Union and other countries. These tariffs are generally viewed as retaliatory measures against the U.S. for increasing tariffs on certain imported goods.
Tyner: 'Lose-Lose' Situation Brewing With Trump Tariffs
July 2018 - Purdue University agricultural economist Wally Tyner says $12 billion in recently-announced federal aid for farmers will not offset the long-term damage if a series of international tariffs levied by President Donald Trump stick around. Tyner says barriers created by the tariffs and the ensuing retaliatory measures from trading partners like China, Mexico and the European Union are a "lose-lose" situation for all involved. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Tyner says if trade disagreements can be solved within a year -- which is the length of time the emergency aid is designed to cover -- the negative effects will be minimal.
GTAP to address pressing trade issues at 21st annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
June 2018 - The 21st-annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, hosted by the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) at Purdue University and the Universidad de Cartagena, will take place June 13-15 in Cartagena, Colombia. The theme of this year's conference is "Framing the Future through Sustainable Development Goals."
Impacts of Possible Chinese 25% Tariff on U.S. Soybeans and Other Agricultural Commodities
June 2018 - Trade conflicts between the United States and China have escalated recently. The Chinese government has threatened to impose a 25% tariff on 128 U.S. products in response to a U.S. proposal to impose a 25% tariff on imported products from China (USDA, 2018a). The Chinese list includes several agricultural products, including (but not limited to) soybeans, wheat, corn, sorghum, and beef. Among these commodities, soybeans is the largest agricultural export from the United States to China. Since the United States produces large amounts of soybeans (117 million metric tons (MMT) in 2016) and exports more than half that to other countries, the Chinese tariff on U.S. soybeans alone could generate major economic consequences for U.S. agriculture. In addition to soybeans, China also imports significant quantities of wheat, sorghum, and corn from the United States. Extending the coverage of Chinese tariffs on these products could amplify the economic implications of China's retaliation policy for U.S. agriculture.
June 2018 - An ag economics professor with Purdue University says the US and China will both lose in a trade war. Wally Tyner says Brazil would gain the most if tariffs are implemented as planned on July 6.
Soybean futuress plunge to nine-year low on US-China trade war fears
June 2018 - Soybean futures plunged Tuesday to their lowest in more than nine years following renewed concerns about a U.S.-China trade war.
Here's a list of products affected by tariffs so far, including nails and whiskey
June 2018 - As tit-for-tat tariffs take effect in major global markets, some companies are already raising prices or making business changes to cope with higher costs.
Food security panel calls for more education, collaboration
May 2018 - Richard Lugar, former U.S. senator from Indiana, joined a panel of six College of Agriculture faculty and staff members Monday (April 30) for a roundtable discussion on global food security.
May 2018 - Drivers in the Midwest are seeing higher prices at the pump and an ag economist with Purdue University says the prices will likely continue through the summer. Wally Tyner says there has been a steady increase in gas prices since crude oil jumped from $50 dollars per barrel in November to $70 dollars per barrel today.
The slippery path to sustainable irrigation
May 2018 - Some of the world's largest water bodies have been dispersed for irrigation. What does sustainable irrigation look like, and who turns on the tap? The Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will bring these questions to the table.
How the Civil Service has misled us about the costs of Brexit and the Customs Union
May 2018 - The Civil Service has recently produced a 'Cross-Whitehall Brexit Analysis' arguing that a Brexit in which the UK leaves the EU Customs Union and establishes Free Trade Agreements with the EU and around the world will damage the UK economy by between 1.2% and 6.2% over the next decade and a half (this excludes the assumed effects of migration and regulation changes which do not concern trade).
Is Vietnam's apparel export potential too optimistic?
May 2018 - ietnam's clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the 'next China' for apparel sourcing. But despite optimism for further expansion under the upcoming CPTPP and EVFTA trade pacts, buyers should instead prepare for limited growth, according to an analysis by Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware.
China targets U.S. soybeans in second round of retaliations
April 2018 - China came out swinging with another round of retaliatory tariffs early Wednesday morning -- with a new list of 106 products that includes a 25% tariff on soybeans -- in response to the Section 301 actions imposed by the U.S. regarding intellectual property. On Monday, China began instituting tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork, ethanol, fruit and wine, in response to President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.
China's Newest Proposal Hits Indiana Right In The Soybeans
April 2018 - China's newest list of proposed tariffs include one of Indiana's staple crops - soybeans - and would hit the Hoosier agriculture industry hard.
Indiana Farmers Feeling Impact Of Tariffs, Fear More
April 2018 - All of the talk about a possible trade war with China has a lot of Hoosiers worried - especially farmers.
Trump Trade War - Purdue research helped determine amount of steel tariffs
April 2018 - NWI Times reported that Indiana has been the nation's top steel-producing state for decades, and a university in Indiana did research that was used to determine protectionist measures for the US steel industry.
Trade war hurts both countries
April 2018 - Chinese soybean imports from the United States could decrease by as much 71 percent if China were to impose trade restrictions on U.S. soybeans in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, according to a study for the U.S. Soybean Export Council conducted by Purdue University agricultural economists Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour.
Purdue Listed As Source Recommending Steel Tariff, Researcher Pushes Back
April 2018 - A U.S. Department of Commerce document lists Purdue University research as a source for recommending a 24 percent tariff on imported steel.
Purdue Professor: China and U.S. Economies Stand to Lose About the Same
April 2018 - Wally Tyner, Purdue University Professor, says economies of both China and the U.S. stand to lose about the same amount, about three billion dollars, if China imposes tariffs on U.S. soybeans and if those tariffs stay in place for over two years.
April 2018 - An ag economics professor with Purdue University says farmers would not see an immediate impact if Chinese tariffs were implemented.
More on Tariff Dispute with China: USDA Secretary Says Farmers Will be Protected
April 2018 - The U.S. will protect its farmers during rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association yesterday (see Reuters). This follows a statement from USDA last week stating that it was looking for ways to shield farmers from the conflict between China and the U.S
Beijing's tariffs threaten 65% cut in US soyabean sales to China
April 2018 - Data analysis from Purdue suggests impact could be bigger than some analysts expect
Ag experts troubled by GOP Senate candidates' tariff talk
April 2018 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with China, even as economists and agriculture experts warn that a trade war would drive farmers into bankruptcy while hurting the state economically.
How Trump's Tariffs Are Squeezing His Farmer Support Base
April 2018 - Farmers helped carry President Donald Trump to White House. But as the former businessman threatens to unleash a global trade war, the same farmers are now forced to come to terms with how up to $150 billion in proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, and subsequent backlash from the Middle Kingdom, could hurt their livelihood.
Study: Escalating trade war would hurt
April 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chinese soybean imports from the United States could drop significantly under trade restrictions imposed by China on U.S. soybeans in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, according to a study for the U.S. Soybean Export Council conducted by Purdue University agricultural economists Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour.
Panelists and former senator discuss global food security
April 2018 - Purdue University is a place of outreach concerning food security to universities all over the world," former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said this morning, urging students to become involved in the international effort to combat food insecurity.
Purdue research helped determine amount of steel tariffs
April 2018 - Indiana has been the nation's top steel-producing state for decades, and a university in Indiana did research that was used to determine protectionist measures for the U.S. steel industry.
To Be Clear, Trump's Tariffs Were Not 'Produced by Purdue University'
March 2018 - I was intrigued to see Purdue University's name plastered all over the U.S. Department of Commerce document that made the case for President Trump's 25 percent tariff on imported steel. Six times in the document the same phrase appears: "According to the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Model, produced by Purdue University ...."
Forty-four African countries sign a free-trade deal
March 2018 - Based on UNCTAD paper: "African Continental Free Trade Area: Challenges and Opportunities of Tariff Reductions" by Mesut Saygil, Ralf Peters, and Christian Knebel (
Agriculture’s time in the spotlight: Focusing on the 2018 farm bill
March 2018 - As U.S. net farm income continues its decline to lows not seen in a decade, agriculture is using this spring to ready for its turn in the political spotlight. The 2014 farm bill, which supports farm incomes and agricultural risk management (among other things), is set to expire at the close of fiscal 2018 this September.
Trump's massive new tariffs could end up costing America 146,000 jobs
March 2018 - The new tariffs on steel and aluminum proposed by President Donald Trump could end up being a net negative for American workers, a new study found.
Consulting Firm Says Trump Tariffs Will Cost 146,000 Jobs
March 2018 - Donald Trump says his tariffs on steel and aluminumn will bring back jobs to the United States. A consulting outfit called The Trade Partnership says he's right-but only at the cost of losing jobs in lots of other areas.
World Trade Institute Policy brief: Proposed US tariffs on steel will cost five jobs for every one gained
March 2018 - If the United States goes ahead with applying tariffs on steel and aluminium imports a ripple effect will be felt throughout the economy, according to a policy paper by Joseph Francois, Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, and Laura M. Baughman, President of the Trade Partnership.
Tariffs would have significant impact throughout Indiana economy
March 2018 - Some Indiana manufacturers might initially benefit if tariffs proposed last week by President Donald Trump are enacted, but the state's overall economy could suffer because other Indiana industries use what would be more expensive steel and aluminum and because other nations might adopt retaliatory trade practices, according to Wally Tyner, James & Lois Ackerman Professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.
Indiana stands to gain - and lose - more than most states from steel tariffs
March 2018 - No state has more to gain than Indiana from President Trump's plan to slap steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Purdue Economist Weighs in on Impact of Tariff on Indiana
March 2018 - President Trump has moved forward with import tariffs on steel and aluminum. A Purdue University economist said the tariffs would do more harm than good in Indiana.
Trump's Steel Tariffs Protect National Security, End $8 Billion in Foreign Aid Annually to Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Brazil
March 2018 - President Donald Trump is keeping the promise he made in 2016 and is protecting the American steel industry, instituting a 25 percent tariff across the board on steel imports. No nations are excluded.
Indiana Economists Weigh Pros And Cons Of Trump Proposed Tariffs
March 2018 - Economy experts say Indiana steel manufacturing companies may initially benefit from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariff proposal.
Here's how a trade war with China could affect Hoosiers
March 2018 - WASHINGTON - After Joe Steinkamp harvests the soybeans on his southwestern Indiana farm, the beans usually hit the Ohio River on a trip down to the Gulf of Mexico where they're sent around the world.
Tariff list on China could broaden to include aerospace components, intellectual property
March 2018 - WASHINGTON - Aerospace components. Information communication technology. Machinery. The list of Chinese imports the Trump administration is considering slapping higher tariffs on as part of a broader effort to punish China for what it calls unfair trade practices could include items such as rocket parts and high-tech innovations.
Study: U.S. soybean production, exports would fall if China imposes tariffs
March 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chinese soybean imports from the U.S. could drop by as much 71 percent if China were to impose trade restrictions on U.S. soybeans in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, according to a study for the U.S. Soybean Export Council conducted by Purdue University agricultural economists Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour.
Woodburn farmer 'concerned' about tariffs, but will they come to be?
March 2018 - WOODBURN, Ind. (WANE) - A new study shows that Chinese tariffs on soybeans could have a huge impact on Indiana farmers. The Purdue University study showed it could drop U.S. exports to China by 70 percent.
Chinese soybean tariffs would hurt U.S. soybean farmers
March 2018 - Purdue agricultural economists project the outcome of several prospective scenarios in which the Chinese government were to adopt tariffs ranging from 10% to 30% on U.S soybeans.
US Soybean Export Council Asia director Paul Burke says China is still considering import curbs on US soybeans
March 2018 - US Soybean Export Council Asia director Paul Burke says China is still considering import curbs on US soybeans in retaliation for moves by Washington to impose trade tariffs.
U.S. soybean exports to China could fall 71 percent in trade spat, study finds
March 2018 - If China imposes retaliatory tariffs on U.S. soybeans, exports to Beijing could drop by nearly three-quarters, a new study finds. The study -- conducted for the U.S. Soybean Export Council by two agricultural economists at Perdue University, Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour, and released on March 28 -- modeled the effects of Chinese tariffs ranging from 10 to 30 percent on U.S. soybean imports.
Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate
February 2018 - The battle between U.S. farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again as the two sides fight over whether the ethanol mandate is to blame for the bankruptcy of the U.S. East Coast's largest refinery.
UT Institute of Agriculture Selects Blasingame Chair of Excellence
February 2018 - The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture welcomes Andrew Muhammad as the recently named Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resource Policy.
Seifsa worried about potential impact of proposed US steel import tariff increases
February 2018 - The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) warns that the difficulties facing the local steel industry will continue to worsen in the year ahead if the US Department of Commerce's recommendation for a tariff of at least 53% on all steel imports from 12 countries - including South Africa - is accepted.
Economists "debunk" Whitehall Brexit analysis - and claim the economy will grow
February 2018 - A group of pro-Brexit economists claim to have "comprehensively debunked" Whitehall analysis suggesting the UK is heading for a period of depressed growth after leaving the EU, arguing the government's stated policy will actually lead to growth.
United States probe on steel imports has global implications
February 2018 - The US Department of Commerce has since submitted a much awaited investigation report on impact of imported steel on national security of USA under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 as amended. The report makes a strong case against rising level of steel imports to USA, the largest importer of steel, on hurting the capability of domestic steel producers to serve the critical sectors which supply major components to US defence industry and also the welfare of certain industries critical to minimum operations of the economy and government. The rationale runs like this. First, unabated steel imports from a specified group of countries (Brazil, S Korea, Russia, China, S Africa, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Egypt and Costa Rica) has adversely affected the margin, profitability, capacity utilisation and capability for further capital expenditures of the domestic producers leading to increasing unemployment in the country and thereby weakening the US economy and this may impair the national security. These damages are irreparable and cannot be countered only by spate of trade measures imposed by USA (currently more than 150 number of AD and CVD measures against 25 countries) as these are time consuming and not falling under permanent redressal measures.
Project Fear FLOP: Bungling civil servants put WRONG data into Brexit impact study
February 2018 - A groupof leading economists have revealed that civil servants inputted the wrong data into a Brexit impact study with the result that it suggested leaving the EU would damage the economy.
An Alternative Brexit Polemic
February 2018 - You would think, wouldn't you, that an "Alternative Brexit Economic Analysis" by four highly experienced and qualified economists would be a rigorous exercise in economic forecasting, supported by excellent econometrics and with care taken to avoid confirmation and selection bias?
February 2018 - Claims by Whitehall officials that Brexit will severely depress national output over the next 15 years have been comprehensively debunked by independent economists. The detailed new study will be presented to Cabinet ministers meeting this week to thrash out Britain's demands as negotiations with the EU head for a critical final phase.
What sort of trade policy should the UK be pursuing after Brexit?
February 2018 - With all the sound and fury of recent discussion of whether we should be in or out of the EU customs union, one might think this was a new question. However for me and for Economists for Free Trade, it has always been one of the key central issues to which we gave a clear answer: the EU is a highly protectionist body, and it is in the UK's interest to get rid of this protection against the rest of the world.
Even the new Civil Service approach seems to show the benefit of Free Trade outside the EU Customs Union
February 2018 - The Civil Service reportedly has redone the Treasury's Brexit long-term forecasts with a new approach, so say numerous leaks via Buzzfeed and elsewhere. 'Officials believe the methodology for the new assessment is better than that used for similar analyses before the referendum,' reports Buzzfeed. This new approach has, it seems, dumped the old Treasury calculations and methodology published in the original Treasury Project Fear report during the referendum. Plainly, the criticisms of this old approach - persistently so from us at Economists for Free Trade - have hit home; if so, that is real progress.
The Treasury's record of economic forecasting is so poor, it should have given up trying years ago
February 2018 - Lies, damned lies and Whitehall models: this is the take-home message from a new report, Alternative Brexit Economic Analysis, issued today by Roger Bootle, Gerard Lyons, Julian Jessop and Patrick Minford.
Global glyphosate herbicide ban would cause substantial damage to economy and environment, study shows
January 2018 - A new paper published in the journal GM Crops and Food points to significant increases in carbon emissions and a worse environmental impact associated with weed control practices if farmers around the world stopped planting glyphosate-tolerant crops. Decreased production of important agricultural commodities, higher prices and lower farm incomes would also be expected
US government report strengthens consensus on biodiesel benefits
January 2018 - A new study on biodiesel's lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. The study is the latest in the significant body of transparent, peer-reviewed, studies that conclusively quantify biodiesel's widespread benefits. The report, recently published by a collaboration between Argonne National Laboratory, Purdue University and USDA, represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive lifecycle analysis of biodiesel ever produced. Results confirm that biodiesel compared to petroleum diesel reduces GHG emissions by 72 percent and fossil fuel use by 80 percent.

2017 (39)

Will the resurrected TPP be ratified?
December 2017 - On the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Vietnam, 11 countries on the Pacific Rim decided to go ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite the US withdrawal.
TPP's Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified? - OpEd
November 2017 - The resurrected and renamed TPP, or the CPTPP, is a "high quality agreement" in terms of content and economic impacts. The ratification rule has been revised, which should facilitate the signing of the final agreement.
Carbon's economic damage costlier than thought based on current science
November 2017 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California, Davis and Purdue University raise the calculations of those costs significantly and change the outlook on climate change from a positive for agriculture to a negative.
Three Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
November 2017 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Three Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.
Carbon's economic damage costlier than thought based on current science
November 2017 - The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California, Davis and Purdue University raise the calculations of those costs significantly and change the outlook on climate change from a positive for agriculture to a negative.
Should the Social Cost of Carbon Be Higher​?
November 2017 - As the Trump administration slashes federal estimates of the future costs of climate change, new research suggests that even the much higher cost calculated by the Obama administration might be too low.
The Social Cost of Carbon Doubles
November 2017 - The "social cost of carbon" - an influential figure used by policymakers to weigh the value of efforts that reduce greenhouse gas emissions - is outdated and underestimated. Updated estimates focused on the agricultural sector alone more than double the social cost of carbon, according to analysis from the University of California, Davis, and Purdue University.
Is TPP Dead without America?
November 2017 - Perhaps no trade deal has been agreed to more times than the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has, firstly in 2005 taking the form of the Trans-Pacific Strategic and Economic Partnership, and then in 2016 as the enlarged U.S.-led TPP-12, and (hopefully) finally in November 2017 with the renamed "Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership" (CPTPP). The CPTPP, once a legal text is fully worked out, will take effect when six of the eleven remaining countries ratify it.
Climate Change Could Be Costlier For Farmers, Study Finds
November 2017 - New research from Purdue University finds that climate change could have far more adverse impacts on agriculture than originally thought.
Managing the Global Commons: Open Source Tools to Support Sustainable Agriculture and Use of the World's Land and Water Resources in the 21st Century
November 2017 - Analyzing potential trade-offs and synergies between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are tied to land and water resources requires novel tools that can account for linkages across SDGs as well as between local analysis and global drivers. This article outlines the work of researchers at Purdue University to develop open-source applications accessible to a wide range of users.
Is re-negotiating NAFTA bad for business
October 2017 - Terrie Walmsley, Impact Econ partner & director, discusses how re-negotiating NAFTA would impact economic growth and business in the U.S.
Brexit - a hole in the economy of Britain (Russian)
October 2017 - After going through a tough Brexit, Britain is likely to leave the EU in March 2019, having lost free access to the single block market.
Britain risks creating a $22.7-billion trade hole with its flawed "hard Brexit" plan
October 2017 - Hurtling towards a "hard Brexit," Britain is likely to leave the European Union in March 2019 without tariff-free access to the bloc's single market. And it looks like the UK is going to lose a lot if that happens, according to a study by global law firm Baker McKenzie and economic consultancy Oxford Economics.
Parliament debate debunks misconceptions on #biodiesel carbon savings and benefits
October 2017 - Ahead of key votes on the post-2020 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) in the ITRE, ENVI and TRAN Committees of the European Parliament (EP), EU Biodiesel Chain held a debate in Strasbourg aimed at countering misperceptions on biofuels with latest scientific findings on the positive role of biodiesel production in decarbonizing transport and in agricultural sustainability.
Sustainable irrigation may harm other goals
October 2017 - Pursuing sustainable irrigation without significant irrigation efficiency gains could negatively impact environmental and development goals in many areas of the world, a new study has found.
How a group of Florida tomato growers could help derail NAFTA
October 2017 - Tony DiMare, a third-generation Florida tomato grower, has spent two decades contending with cheap Mexican imports, watching his neighbors abandon crops in their fields and sell off their farms when they couldn't match the price of incoming produce.
Russell Hillberry Continues Conversation on Borders and Their Human Impact
October 2017 - The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University will host a lecture by Russell Hillberry, associate professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University, on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Atrium located in the Ruscio Center for Global Learning. The talk is free and open to the public
Update of the Customs Union Agreement (Turkish)
September 2017 - The Customs Union Agreement (GBA), which has been in force since 1996 between the Republic of Turkey and the EU, has made mutual industrial goods free to trade. The EU's main export product is industrial goods. There are two preferential trade agreements between Turkey and the EU.
An Analysis of the Possibility of Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Free Trade Area (Chinese)
September 2017 - The establishment of the FTA is one of the future cooperation directions of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It will help to further enhance the level and scale of regional cooperation, strengthen the coordination of regional rules and build a platform for cooperation with Eurasian Economic Alliance. At present, the SCO FTA has almost all members of the WTO, political mutual trust is good, multilateral and bilateral cooperation mechanism is more complete, adequate construction funds and other favorable conditions, at the same time, also to a certain extent subject to trade structure imbalance , The difference between the level of tariffs, the region within a variety of international cooperation mechanism to contain, non-tariff barriers and other factors. In view of the current level of strength of member states, on the free trade area from the trade of goods to start, and gradually upgrade to deepen.
South Asia's greater integration in Asia
August 2017 - The regional integration and cooperation initiative in South Asia started with the formation of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in 1985. SAARC includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Purdue research team works to meet the United Nations' sustainable development goals
August 2017 - Thomas W. Hertel, Purdue University professor of agricultural economics, and his team aim to develop a multidisciplinary approach for managing the earth's unowned natural resources such as the oceans, atmosphere, and space, also known as the global commons, in order to establish an applied research consortium which will analyze scenarios and explore policy alternatives. These alternatives will promote responsible public and private investment, sustainable management of critical, shared natural resources, and collective action toward meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Artificial intelligence won't steal your slice, it'll grow the pie
August 2017 - In pop culture, AI is often associated with a terrifying rise of the machines and a dystopia in which only the fittest, handsomest humans survive. To wit: Facebook AI bots, "Bob" and "Alice," were quickly shut down after they started using their own language to communicate with each other. "Sizing the Prize," from PwC flips that image on its head and forecasts enormous economic impact from AI by 2030. With Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) data on the size of different economic sectors, the report forecasts global GDP will increase by 14% in 2030 as a result of the accelerating development and take-up of AI. That would mean an additional $15.7 trillion, with the greatest gains in China (up to a 26% boost of its GDP) and North America (up to a 14% GDP boost) - more than the current output of China and India combined.
Trade Winds Shifting
July 2017 - New patterns are disrupting global trade, altering relationships and reshaping international business practices.
SCO Habits: Facilitation and FTA are more favorable to Central Asian countries (Chinese)
June 2017 - According to the Hornsey, the economic impact of trade facilitation in the future SCO and every member country (including India and Pakistan) is analyzed by the model. The results show that, assuming that the import and export clearance time of each country is reduced on an existing basis 25%, then the overall GDP of the region will increase by $ 54 billion, the overall welfare increase of $ 48.5 billion, exports increased by $ 20 billion, imports increased by $ 19.8 billion. Central Asian countries and Pakistan have benefited more, with GDP growth, export and import growth exceeding China, Russia and India.
Economists gather at Purdue for the Global Trade Analysis Project Conference
June 2017 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - People from around the world are at Purdue University to discuss and analyze the state of global economy.
Economists from Paris, Geneva, Ethiopa and other countries meet for landmark global trade meeting at Purdue
June 2017 - WEST LAFAYETTE - More than 225 leading economists and policy makers, including representatives from the World Trade Organization, various United Nations and government offices and other leading international institutions and universities, are convening at Purdue University for the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis through Friday.
RCEP and its potential impact on textile and apparel trade
June 2017 - The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has the potential to be one of the most significant mega-FTAs in the world, both economically and politically. And as Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware explains, the implications for the textile and apparel trade are enormous.
Dilemma of Buddhist country, Learn from the warmth trying to survive on the balance between China and the United States (Japanese)
June 2017 - TPP, negotiations began in 2010, but ASEAN countries did not try to attend the United States wary. That's because they had a bitter experience that they had brought all the hard work earned by the Asian currency crisis that the American hedge fund in 1997 stormed. Malaysia was initially standing diagonally. Under such circumstances, only one country in Vietnam unexpectedly raised the name as the original member. It was a participating country not in America's mind.
More than 200 economists and policy advisers from around the world gather for landmark global trade meeting
May 2017 - For many people, the Great Recession of 2007-09 was an unwelcome revelation as to how interdependent global economies had become. The economic downturn in the United States triggered economic slowdowns in many countries. As The Economist noted in a 2009 article, "a downturn anywhere would become a downturn everywhere." Yet, that reality had long been recognized by leading economists and researchers. That's why many of them find more significance in the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), a collaboration of more than 15,000 researchers in 170 countries that revolutionized the analysis of trade policies and their global impact.
Purdue Global Trade Conference Drawing 200-Plus Economists
May 2017 - A global trade conference that Purdue University is hosting next month will attract more than 200 economists.
Should corn growers be nervous about Donald Trump?
April 2017 - There are a few sacred cows in midwestern politics - fried foods, state fairs, manufacturing jobs - but lately, the most untouchable of them has been ethanol: ensuring that the fuel made from midwestern corn continues to be pumped into cars around the country.
Newly released Journal of Global Economic Analysis provides rare open access to innovations in applied general equilibrium modeling
March 2017 - Purdue University's Thomas Hertel, a distinguished professor of agricultural economics, recently announced the publication of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 2, a free resource that gives economic researchers, government officials and students invaluable insights based on a shared global database.
Audu Ogbeh: Taking The Giant Leap To Reposition Agricultural Sector
March 2017 - According to the Oxford Business Group report of 2016, the Agricultural sector in Nigeria is performing solidly well. The report states that the sector grew at the rate of 3.48% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a full year of 3.72% well above general economic growth of 2.11%. Blessed with abundant land and water resources, Nigeria's agricultural sector has a high potential for growth, but this potential unfortunately has never been realized until recently.
Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers - study
March 2017 - Study shows extent to which US and western European demand for clothes, toys and mobile phones contributes to air pollution in developing countries
Editorial with the foot to rule the country (Chinese)
March 2017 - President Tsai has announced that this year's first task is to fight the economy, the Executive Yuan will be proposed in this month about 800 billion scale "forward-looking infrastructure projects", hoping to expand domestic demand, driving economic momentum. This policy has caused a high degree of interest in various counties and cities, all actively reported local construction programs to snatch budget cake. Before the approval of the infrastructure project in the prefectural government, it would definitely be possible to increase the multiplier effect that the project was expected to play if the principal was to replace the word "rule by country"
Britain and the United States have "breach of contract" test the world economic order (Chinese)
March 2017 - US President Trump on the first day of his administration to sign an administrative order, announced the withdrawal of the TPP agreement, while the British Prime Minister Mei in the lower house to celebrate the removal of the European mandate. The two news that is sufficient to occupy the headlines actually have their common denominator, that is, the breach of contract between Britain and the United States is to overthrow the commitment of the former government to international law in the regional economic agreement (RTA).
TPP12 Vs TPP11: Gainers And Losers - Analysis
February 2017 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership among 12 nations (TPP12) was thrown into disarray after President Donald Trump pulled the United States, the largest economy in the grouping, out of what was to be a landmark trade deal. Presently, a number of remaining TPP members including Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Singapore are making the case for a trade pact without the US, dubbed TPP11 or "TPP 12 minus one".
How Purdue is Doing Cover Crop Research Project
February 2017 - Wally Tyner, a professor in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics, said he has his work cut out for him exploring the economics of cover crops. There are so many variables and so little history. The study is a collaborative effort with the Farm Foundation.
Chair of the Scientific Council goes to Prof. Dr. Brockmeier (German)
January 2017 - Science Council elects Prof. Dr. Martina Brockmeier as chairman. As of 1 February 2017, the agricultural economist of the University of Hohenheim will be responsible for the highest-level advisory council for federal and state governments on science issues.

2016 (28)

Almost half C02 produced in making cement is absorbed as structures age: Reports
December 2016 - Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again.
Nearly 5 Million U.S. Jobs Depend on Trade With Mexico
December 2016 - Arguments that policies such as NAFTA have killed American manufacturing jobs often ignore the many other American jobs that such deals create and support.
Stronger Relationship Between Mexico And The United States Despite Of Governance Changes, Expected
December 2016 - The United States and Mexico shared a maritime and land border in North America. They have always been an allied despite facing trials and changes of government. The countries are becoming stronger and more triumphant working together.
Free trade means more investments and increased mobility
December 2016 - Free trade means giving people and private enterprises the freedom to produce more commodities that consumers demand at certain prices. These producers then leave sectors and areas where expected returns and other gains are lower if not dwindling.
Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions
November 2016 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, a study by researchers from Purdue University shows.
Tyner named fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
November 2016 - Eight Purdue University professors, including GTAP's own Wally Tyner, have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. The professors are being honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. *Wallace E. Tyner, James & Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture - For distinguished contributions in agricultural and energy economics and research at the interface of the two areas, especially biofuels economics and policy.
How would end of NAFTA affect US apparel industry?
November 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his dislike of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Mexico and Canada. But far from bringing back 'Made in USA'; manufacturing, withdrawing from the pact would hurt US textile exports and do little to curb apparel imports, according to an analysis by Dr Sheng Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware.
Improving the analytical framework to accurately predict China 's grain demand (Chinese)
November 2016 - China as a high-income development stage is from the stage of high-income development, from the late urbanization to the maturity of urbanization, from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture transformation of the population, how to meet the whole society on the growing demand for food, Is a major topic of great concern to the international community and a core issue of China's agricultural policy in the future. China Economic Times today published a set of research reports, respectively, from the improvement of forecasting model and analysis framework to estimate the peak value of China's total food consumption, to determine the peak of China's per capita food demand and effective response to changes in food demand and the arrival of peak Analysis and policy recommendations, please readers attention.
Walloon rejection of CETA, new hitch for free trade (French)
October 2016 - As Heads of State of Canada and European Union member states were about to meet in Brussels on 27 October to adopt the text of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), more often referred to as the acronym CETA), two Belgian regional parliaments have just vetoed them. Will this decision be enough to bury this project? ? Nothing is less sure. A new study presented to the Parliament of Wallonia nevertheless sharpens the economic arguments of the opponents by identifying, in figures, its unique beneficiaries: investors.
Purdue professor speaks at Vatican conference on economics and society
September 2016 - Purdue agricultural economist Dominique van der Mensbrugghe spoke Sept. 21 at a conference on economics and inequality hosted by the Vatican. He spoke alongside Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton and professor Jean-Paul Fitoussi of Rome's LUISS Guido Carli University in the Vatican's Courtyard of the Gentiles.
Biodiesel's ILUC emissions further reduced in Purdue modeling
September 2016 - Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted Sept. 14 by the U.S. DOE in Macon, Georgia. The workshop examined the sustainability of feedstocks like soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel or alternative jet fuel.
CETA: trade in the service of the common good or Pangloss to the balance of capital? (French)
September 2016 - A study by Pierre Kohler and Servaas Storm (1) deconstructs the "scientific" hypotheses and the Panglossian account of the promoters of CETA, which will liberalize our societies far beyond mere commerce. In support of this, it explains why only the holders of capital will benefit from this agreement, even though it will weaken employment, wages and economic growth in Europe.
Understanding U.S.-Mexico Economic Ties
September 2016 - The impact of trade and globalization on the average American has become a core issue in this year's elections. We have heard measured, well-founded and serious critiques on the handling of issues like currency manipulation and preparing our workforce for participation in the global economy, but the conversation has also drawn many passionate and visceral responses, highlighting the intensity with which citizens feel the impact of economic change. Due to campaign rhetoric, Mexico has come to symbolize much of the U.S. encounter with globalization. Given that Mexico is the United States' second largest export market, third largest overall trading partner, and the top country of origin for immigrants living in the country, this is understandable. Nonetheless, having become a top tier issue in the presidential elections, it is more important than ever that Americans have a clear and up-to-date understanding of Mexico and, in particular, the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship.
The Impact of Sino - Korea FTA on Japan 's Economy (Chinese)
August 2016 - Using the GTAP model to simulate the impact of China and South Korea FTA on Japan's economy, it can be seen that the Chinese and Korean FTAs ​​have not yet made a small economic impact, although the tariff reductions between China and South Korea are not large.
Big Canadian GDP boost from unilateral trade liberalization: study
August 2016 - Provided the Canada-EU trade agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are brought into force and the Liberal government pursues bilateral negotiations with China - all of which, it needs to be said, are very far from certain - Canada would have free trade with its 13 biggest trading partners.
A global disaster: the British off the European butterfly effect, a text to understand the life of the European Union (Chinese)
June 2016 - June 23 this year, the United Kingdom will withdraw from the EU held a referendum. At present, the latest survey results show that the proportion of people supporting the return of Europe more than 40%, and support the proportion of stay in Europe comparable, the risk of retreat Europe can not be ignored. Although the retreat of the European public is the political game, rational analysis of retreat regardless of the United Kingdom, the European Union or the world will be a disaster, continue to stay in Europe is a win-win choice. However, the event of continuous fermentation is bound to repeatedly impact on the global market, if self-defeating, its negative impact can not be imagined.
The EU-West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement is absurd and criminal (French)
May 2016 - In the aftermath of the independence of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), particularly the 16 West African States (WA) - the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and Mauritania - all former colonies (except Liberia), the EU maintained non-reciprocal trade preferences allowing them to export 97% of their agricultural products and 100% of their industrial products taxing their imports from the EU in the framework of broad cooperation agreements, known as the Lomé Conventions, from 1975 to 2000. But the 9 Latin American states (LA) exporting bananas to the EU - Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama - continued the EU in the GATT first in 1993 and then in the WTO from its creation in 1995, when the EU was sentenced three times. The reason: these developing countries (DCs) had to pay customs duty (DD) to the EU while importing zero-denominated bananas from ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific), which was contrary to the principle of non-discrimination in the WTO. According to this principle, if developed countries can grant non-reciprocal trade preferences to developing countries, they can not discriminate according to a geographical criterion, but they can do so according to a criterion of level of development. Hence the implementation of the EU's bilateral "Generalized System of Preferences" (GSP) since 1971 for developing countries - which benefit from DDs about 30% lower on average than the so-called " favored "(MFN) applied to developed countries - and duty-free and quota free (DFQF) applied to" Least Developed Countries "(LDCs) since the 2001 Everything but Arms (EBA) Decision.
The welfare impacts of foreign agricultural investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
May 2016 - The increasing involvement of foreign investors in Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector, especially through the so-called "land grabbing" phenomenon, has stirred passionate debates among analysts, policymakers, and stakeholders alike. Host countries hope that foreign agricultural investment will provide employment opportunities leading to increased purchasing power and tax revenues from payroll and eventually on profits. From these investments, host countries also expect added benefits such as enhanced skills, new or improved infrastructure, and faster technology transfer. However, one important concern is that foreign agricultural investment may worsen the problem of food insecurity in SSA by raising food prices and increasing food imports. Likewise, some fear that agricultural investment leading to changes in factor input use may reduce the competitiveness of domestic sectors such as food and services. Consequently, is foreign agricultural investment in SSA something to fear or to hope for?
USITC Releases Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
April 2016 - On May 19, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released its report assessing the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement that the United States has negotiated with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The USITC's report, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors, provides an assessment of the likely impact of the Agreement on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors and the interests of U.S. consumers, as requested by the U.S. Trade Representative and required by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. The report's quantitative assessment relies on a GTAP-based dynamic general equilibrium model.
Eliminating GMOs would raise food prices
March 2016 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - If genetically modified organisms in the United States were banned, consumers could expect higher food prices. There would also be a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land, according to a recent Purdue University study.
Research assesses agriculture without GMOs
March 2016 - WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, U.S. - Researchers at Purdue University have completed a study that assesses the benefits of bioengineered organisms in farming and the food supply. The study's conclusions note the extreme measure of eliminating bioengineered organisms would lead to higher food prices, a boost in greenhouse gas emissions and a major loss of forest and pastureland.
TPP for what a TPP, how many trillions of dollars are damaged (Japanese)
February 2016 - Indeed, if a performer named Hitoshi Matsumoto opposed a social problem, why can only say such bad things?
Global Trade Analysis Project studying climate change
February 2016 - Mark Dorenkamp from Brownfield Ag News spoke with Tom Hertel about GTAP, the endeavor he founded in 1993.
Study: Eliminating GMOs would take toll on environment, economies
February 2016 - The main objective of this study was to evaluate what would be the economic and environmental consequences of losing the GMO traits in the U.S. for the major crops of corn, soybeans and cotton. The first step was to obtain from the literature a range of estimates of the yield losses if we move away from GMO traits in the U.S. The second step was to introduce the yield losses obtained in the first step into a well known CGE model, GTAP-BIO, to quantify the land use and economic impacts of banning GMO traits in the U.S.
Market integration could help protect poor from climate-related food insecurity
February 2016 - Agricultural Communication Service writer Natalie van Hoose talked with GTAP's very own Thomas Hertel about his talk, "The Underlying Climate Mechanisms of International Food Trade," part of the "Climate Change and Agriculture: Revisiting the Evidence and Potential Solutions" symposium.
Iran's oil is for sale: Who benefits, who loses?
February 2016 - An Aljazeera opinion, authored by GTAP members, expanding on a paper that uses the GTAP Data Base.
Studies of TPP: Which Is Credible?
January 2016 - After listening to conflicting advice from his economists, President Harry S. Truman famously demanded to be briefed by a one-handed economist. And to the average citizen seeking enlightenment on the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the US economy, it must be similarly frustrating. On the one hand, the Peterson Institute just released a study by Peter A. Petri and Michael G. Plummer (2016) (PP) estimating that the TPP would raise US real incomes by 2030 by 0.5 percent, with percentage gains to labor that would be slightly higher than those to capital. On the other hand, the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University has released a study by Jeronim Capaldo et al. (2016), which predicts that the TPP would reduce US income by 0.5 percent, reduce employment by almost half a million jobs, and increase income inequality. Most news reports, in an effort to be even handed, have reported the results of both studies, more or less treating them as equals.
TPP Japan's GDP down 0.12% (Japanese)
January 2016 - The Global Development Environment Institute (GDAE) of Tufts University in Massachusetts State has analyzed the impact of the Pacific Rim Partnership Agreement (TPP) recently, analyzing the influence of the Pacific Rim Partnership Agreement (TPP), and the Japanese gross domestic product (GDP) is 0 · It announced a survey report that estimated that the employment of 74,000 people will be lost, down 12%.

2015 (13)

Re-trial calculation of influence of TPP whose government's intention is too clear (Japanese)
December 2015 - On December 24, the Cabinet Office announced the economic effect analysis of the TPP Agreement. Regarding the impact on agricultural, forestry and fishery products, although the production price will decrease by 130 billion yen due to price reduction due to the tariff reduction, because the income that can be reproduced is secured by taking domestic measures, domestic production volume It is said to be maintained. It is a trial calculation that there is no influence on self-sufficiency rate. Is it really such a minor influence on this? , Skepticism has emerged that there is no persuasive power to maintain the production amount although prices drop due to imported agricultural products.
Analysis on the Competitiveness of China 's Photovoltaic Industry and Its Path Selection (Chinese)
November 2015 - China's photovoltaic industry has gone from the slow - fast - explosion - stagnation - rising development process, the photovoltaic industry into a "high-end industry value chain low-end" trap. To promote China's photovoltaic enterprise technology innovation, a breakthrough low-end lock, embedded in the global high-end value chain an important way.
TPP impact of China's industrial deduction: textile and garment industry or negative growth (Chinese)
October 2015 - On 5 October, the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) reached a basic agreement. Although the agreement from the implementation to the implementation of the landing, it will take time, but TPP in the long-term impact on the development of China's industry worthy of attention.
TPP, AEC and 5 impact on the Vietnamese economy (Vietnamese)
September 2015 - Being part of TPP and AEC will boost Vietnam's real GDP growth at the fastest rate, driven by growth in consumption and investment. Thanks to the comprehensive agreement on the removal of tariffs and non-tariff barriers, Vietnam's GDP may increase by 1.32% ...
Vietnam to Benefit Most from AEC and TPP
September 2015 - Vietnam will gain the most substantial gross domestic product (GDP) increase in percentage terms of any other economy upon implementation of the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in almost all scenarios projected by the Vietnam Institute for Economy and Policy Research (VEPR). The VEPR report was based on the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) databases, giving the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the AEC and TPP on Vietnam. VEPR created six scenarios from the data.
Purdue Ag Research Spotlight, Farzad Taheripour (PDF reader required)
August 2015 - The Ag Research Spotlight shines each month on an individual whose work reflects our commitment to the six strategic themes that guide Agricultural Research at Purdue.
Vietnam Center for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR)'s Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Model Predicts 1.3% Growth in Real GDP
June 2015 - GTAP is the standard approach to modeling gains from trade agreements - The standard GTAP model is a multi-region, multi-sector, computable general equilibrium model, with perfect competition and constant returns to scale. This was developed over the last 25 years or so by economists who were frustrated with the limitations of the previous CGE models. This is made possible by a comprehensive global data base describing bilateral trade patterns, production, consumption and intermediate use of commodities. The latest date extends only to 2007 having been released in March 2012 however.
VEPR: Join TPP, Vietnam will benefit the most (Vietnamese)
May 2015 - (NDH) Vietnam will benefit most from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in terms of changes in GDP and social welfare. However, due to the small size of Vietnam's economy, absolute growth is not equal to large countries.
A weighting game, Pacific trade talks expose the limits of economic modelling
May 2015 - THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a putative trade agreement, would ease commerce between America, Japan and ten other countries that between them account for two-fifths of global GDP. But how beneficial would it be to these economies? Advocates claim it would boost their output by nearly $300 billion in a decade. Critics say it would make little or no difference.
Purdue releases new version of global economic database
May 2015 - The Center for Global Trade Analysis based at Purdue University released the latest version of its GTAP Data Base of worldwide economic transactions Tuesday (May19).
China and South Korea FTA impact of the Ministry of Economy: Taiwan's GDP will drop 0.15% (Chinese)
April 2015 - Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on the 10th China and South Korea FTA assessment report, estimated that if China and South Korea to complete the longest 20-year tariff reduction, will lead to Taiwan's real GDP will decline 0.15%, and caused up to 180 billion Taiwan dollars exports were replaced. The Ministry of Economic Affairs said that although the short term will not immediately have a huge impact, but the medium and long term will have a certain degree of impact, as in the past controversial annual loss of 650 billion yuan output value, said the Industry Bureau, "never evaluated 650 billion , And said the assessment approach tends to be pragmatic, can not be generalized.
Economic models provide insights into global sustainability challenges
March 2015 - 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.
Food poverty's impact on agriculture
January 2015 - A world perspective on the short and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty will be up for discussion at a major international economics conference in Rotorua next month.

2014 (8)

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant
December 2014 - World Bank working paper using GTAP data and cited by the Financial Times and Al Jazeera
Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment
December 2014 - "A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental implication of different food choices."
The 26th "value added trade" (Japanese)
December 2014 - According to research on 'value added trade' (value added export), which has attracted wide attention internationally, mainly by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), in recent years, The role played is greater than previously thought.
Study: Real-world data casts grave doubt on land use models
November 2014 - A comprehensive analysis of real-world land use data recently released by Iowa State University raises serious doubts and concerns about the reliability and accuracy of economic models used by regulatory agencies to penalize ethanol for purported "indirect land use changes," or ILUC. The new report found that farmers around the world have responded to higher crop prices in the past decade mainly by using existing land resources more efficiently-not by converting forest and grassland into cropland.
USDA TPP Study Shows Smaller Hit On Japan Ag Sector Than Tokyo Predicts
November 2014 - "A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) concludes that the elimination of all tariffs on farm goods under a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would be less damaging to Japan's agriculture industry than the Japanese government has predicted, due to a range of factors."
Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview
June 2014 - USA RIVER, TANZANIA - Sebastian Mushi, or "Seba," as he is known around here, owns an agricultural business in Usa River, Tanzania. In his bare-bones shopfront he stocks chemical fertilizers, pesticide sprays, and an assortment of maize and rice seeds. Perched comfortably on a bag of maize is Seba's friend and rice farmer, Ramadan. While he waits for his phone to charge, Rama recounts how he took Seba's advice to use a combination of hybrid seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides for his rice paddies and watched his farm's productivity bloom this season. Pleased with the profitable results, Rama has shared his success story with many other farmers who have since followed suit.
Western scholars how to see China's "accession to the WTO" for more than a decade (Chinese)
January 2014 - December 11, 2001, China formally joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) that "accession" to become a member of the world economy family. Over the past decade, China's foreign trade and economic development have made significant progress and achievements under the WTO framework. At the same time, the world economy has become more diversified because of China's active participation. China's "accession to the WTO" this issue, attracting domestic and foreign people from all walks of life attention and research. Various organizations put China into the key research objects, various levels of journals to open up new columns to publish with China's "WTO" and the Chinese economy-related articles and writings, different disciplines of scholars are also varying degrees involved in this Research areas.

2013 (4)

We dream of ash: How will local nuclear conflict end for humanity? (Russian)
December 2013 - Mass hunger will be the main consequence of any local nuclear conflict on Earth. This conclusion was reached by researchers from the international organization "Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War" and its American branch "Physicians for Social Responsibility". According to the model they built, the exchange of nuclear strikes between India and Pakistan will lead to a significant reduction in the volume of crop cultivation; as a result, at least two billion people will remain without food. Hunger will be accompanied by large-scale epidemics that will endanger the death of several hundred million more people.
Reduce GDP by 1.3 trillion yen Professor Suzuki's TPP impact estimate (Japanese)
June 2013 - In addition to the decline in production of agriculture and related industries due to the elimination of tariffs, if the inclusion of the loss of employment, TPP (Pacific Rim Partnership Agreement) will estimate that Japan's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) will decrease by 1.3 trillion yen by the University of Tokyo's Suzuki Norihiro Laboratory announced. The government estimates that the GDP will increase by 3.1 trillion yen by TPP, but in addition to making unrealistic assumption that domestic products can compete with cheap imported livestock products, farmers can freely It is based on the premise that you can get jobs such as industry. Professor Suzuki stressed that these problems are corrected and tried, "TPP will impair Japan's national interest."
There is a non-tariff barrier in the agricultural sector, one of which is traceability (Japanese)
May 2013 - According to the first report on the influence of university teachers' association seeking immediate withdrawal from TPP participation negotiations, regarding the influence on Hokkaido agriculture, "Currently, wheat, peanut, potatoes, beans and so on are copyrighted Although it is being done, it is expected that Wheat, Tenryu and Potato starch will be replaced by 100% Overseas Production by participating in TPP "," Because of this, due to the decline of the earth's power and chain disorder, other transport crops It is pointed out that the production will be impossible and the influence will further expand.
Growth effect estimation of TPP (Japanese)
March 2013 - Estimating the effect of TPP on GDP is done in various ways. The best known are Kenichi Kawasaki and a visiting chief scientist at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office in the activities as a consulting and fellow of RIETI using a macroeconomic model called the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model As shown in Fig. According to it, by participating in the TPP, real GDP will increase by 2.4 to 3.2 trillion yen, the ratio of GDP to 0.48 to 0.65% (National Strategy Office, 2010; Kawasaki, 2011). According to Petri and Plummer (2012) which used a model developed by further adopting foreign direct investment etc. in the GTAP model, when Japan and South Korea participate in TPP, Japan's GDP in 2020 does not participate It is about 95.5 billion dollars (about 9 trillion yen), which is about 2% larger than that.

2012 (6)

Cutting livestock greenhouse gases requires effort from rich and poor countries
November 2012 - "Regulating livestock greenhouse gas emissions could shift livestock production to unregulated, less developed countries unless those poorer nations can be enticed to preserve their forested lands, according to a Purdue University economic study."
Global trade program celebrates 20-year anniversary
October 2012 - "A Purdue University-based program that helps researchers and policymakers analyze international trade is turning 20 years old. The Global Trade Analysis Project maintains data on more than 948,000 bilateral trade flows linking 130 economies around the world. GTAP is housed in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics."
Climate Change to Affect Corn Prices, Study Says
April 2012 - "Researchers have found that climate change is likely to have far greater influence on the volatility of corn prices over the next three decades than factors that recently have been blamed for price swings - like oil prices, trade policies and government biofuel mandates. The new study, published on Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change, suggests that unless farmers develop more heat-tolerant corn varieties or gradually move corn production from the United States into Canada, frequent heat waves will cause sharp price spikes. Noah S. Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist at Stanford and an author of the study, said he was surprised by the notable effect of climate change on price volatility for corn, the country's largest crop. "I really thought climate would be a minor player before we did this analysis," Professor Diffenbaugh said. "We're looking at a period over the next three decades or so of moderate global warming, after all."
Database of global economic information is expanded
March 2012 - "A database of worldwide economic information used to evaluate trade agreements between nations has been expanded to include data from 15 more countries in an updated version released by Purdue University. The Global Trade Analysis Project, a global network of researchers and policy-makers who analyze international policy issues, includes data on bilateral trade patterns and production, consumption and intermediate use of commodities and services. It is used by governments, international institutions, the private sector and economists at universities..."
Free trade and protectionism: the real debate is launched, in "Le Monde Economie" (French)
March 2012 - Mass hunger will be the main consequence of any local nuclear conflict on Earth. This conclusion was reached by researchers from the international organization "Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War" and its American branch "Physicians for Social Responsibility". According to the model they built, the exchange of nuclear strikes between India and Pakistan will lead to a significant reduction in the volume of crop cultivation; as a result, at least two billion people will remain without food. Hunger will be accompanied by large-scale epidemics that will endanger the death of several hundred million more people.
Is Canada's economy really dependent on global trade?
January 2012 - Currency traders love the monthly import and export data, which provide an excellent guide of how much demand exists for dollars, euros, yen, francs and the like. But for anyone seeking a more precise understanding of the dynamics of international trade, the data compiled by customs agents are about as about as relevant to a modern economy as carbon paper.

2011 (2)

Agriculture and Long Run Sustainability
October 2011 - "For the past 200 years, ever since Thomas Malthus published his Essay on the Principle of Population, big thinkers have been wondering whether Earth-dwellers will eventually run out of food. Today, a global group of scientists released a fresh look at the question. They add a different, environmental twist to it. Can we feed the world without destroying the environment? What we have instead of a dictator is the global marketplace, setting prices for land, corn, meat, and everything else. Those prices drive decisions by farmers. But Thomas Hertel, an economist at Purdue University, says those markets can help solve our planetary problem - especially if we step in to make those markets work better..."
Carbon Counters
February 2011 - January marked the start of California's controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, a regulatory measure designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state's transportation sector by 16 million metric tons in 2020. The specifics of the program are far from finalized, however. California's Air Resources Board is currently defending its policy in lawsuits filed in both federal and civil courts while simultaneously convening its regular Expert Working Group hearings to attempt to settle contentious issues related to the policy. Most notable for ethanol producers is the issue of CARB's calculation for indirect land use changes (ILUC) related to the production of their fuel, which initially resulted in a carbon intensity rating for ethanol that was higher than gasoline. As of late January, early effects of this highly unrealistic rating on the ethanol market in California were difficult to discern, but ethanol producers and lobby groups alike are certain that if the rating is left unchanged it could spell disaster for the industry.

2010 (3)

Europe finds politics and biofuels don't mix
July 2010 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The messages are tense, angry, cajoling. Written between 2008 and January 2010 and sent between lobbyists, scientists and high-ranking European civil servants, they hint at the intense emotions in the debate over one of Europe's most contentious environmental issues: the use of biofuels, long touted as an alternative to carbon-emitting petroleum.
Purdue analysis cuts ethanol greenhouse gas emission estimates
April 2010 - evisions to a Purdue University economic analysis have cut about 10 percent of the total emissions expected from an increase in corn ethanol production. The findings, released in a report to the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, show that ethanol could be a somewhat better option than previously thought for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Wally Tyner, a Purdue agricultural economist and the report's lead author, said revisions to the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model better reflect market conditions and land productivity than a 2009 report that showed corn ethanol wouldn't significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions over gasoline.
Biofuel from maize would lead to more greenhouse gases (French)
March 2010 - Presented a time as an alternative to oil for transport, biofuels are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their promises. Last disappointment in date, the ethanol produced corn. Indeed, US scientists have demonstrated that by integrating indirect emissions from new maize crops, bioethanol loses much of its interest.

2009 (2)

Climate Change Could Deepen Poverty In Developing Countries, Study Finds
August 2009 - Urban workers could suffer most from climate change as the cost of food drives them into poverty, according to a new study that quantifies the effects of climate on the world's poor populations. Researchers examined the potential economic influence of adverse climate events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy rains, on those in 16 developing countries. Urban workers in Bangladesh, Mexico and Zambia were found to be the most at risk.
Energizing Biofuel
May 2009 - The Obama administration has given the biofuels industry a major boost. It's providing the agro-energy industry with nearly three quarters of a billion dollars and proposing new rules to help accelerate development of advanced fuels. Host Steve Curwood talks with Jim Lane, publisher and editor of BioFuels Digest about the future of biofuels.

2008 (1)

Make good use of Vietnam FTA layout global (Chinese)
December 2008 - Vietnam since the late 1980s to reform and opening up the economy in recent years, economic performance has been paid a beautiful report card. (WTO), joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 11, 2007, and became a popular target for countries to engage in FTA or regional trade agreements (RTA).

2007 (1)

How did national policy institutes imitate chaebol? (Korean)
May 2007 - On April 30, 11 national research institutes including the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) jointly announced the analysis of the economic effect of the Korea-US FTA, followed by the relay contribution of the Democratic Labor Party's "Korea-US FTA Impact Assessment Team" is. Of course, it is the nature of 'rebuttal'.

2005 (2)

Poverty and the WTO: Impacts of the Doha Development Agenda (PDF reader required)
December 2005 - "During the 2004/2005 academic year, Thomas Hertel was on sabbatical with the International Trade Research Group of the World Bank during which time he directed a major international research project aimed at analyzing the poverty impacts of the prospective Doha Development Agenda (DDA) currently under negotiation at the WTO in Geneva. This involved several global analyses based on the GTAP framework. It also linked these global analyses to a dozen country case studies conducted by research teams in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The project showed that previous estimates of the likely poverty reductions were likely overstated, but more importantly, it highlighted ways in which the prospective DDA could be made more poverty friendly. Dr. Hertel was called upon to present this work in Geneva, Paris, Brussels, Mozambique, South Africa, Brazil and Washington, D.C. His two trips to Geneva also involved informal discussions with lead trade negotiators in the WTO. The ensuing book will be published in early December-just before the Hong Kong Ministerial of the WTO. It was also featured prominently on November 16 in the Financial Times of London.
Weighed in the balance (PDF reader required)
December 2005 - The Doha round of world trade negotiations was supposed to lift many millions out of poverty. It looks unlikely to do so. Launched in a spirit of global solidarity two months after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, the Doha round of global trade talks has always been billed as being about more than just trade. Its official title is the "Doha Development Agenda". Its purpose, as Tony Blair recently put it, is "to create the conditions in which millions of people will have a chance to escape poverty". Such lofty aspirations are sure to be given voice often in Hong Kong this week, when the world's trade ministers meet with the aim of reviving the flagging negotiations. Whether the Doha round will live up to those aspirations is less certain. This is not only because the talks are stalled. Perhaps more important, the benefits of the round to the world's poorest people have anyway been overstated. And most important of all, neither developed nor developing countries have been ambitious enough to seek the degree of trade liberalisation needed to help the poorest..."

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