About GTAP: Center for Global Trade AnalysisThe Global Trade Analysis Project is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, which was founded in 1992 by Professor Thomas W. Hertel and is housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University.
The Center employs staff members and a team of graduate assistants, which are Ph.D. candidates in either the Economics or Agricultural Economics programs. In addition to the staff, GTAP relies heavily on a worldwide network of CGE modelers and trade economists. These collaborators provide data and modeling expertise to help foster the Center's mission.
Center Staff and Departmental Research Associates (Full Details) (Former Staff)
- Angel Aguiar - Research Economist and Data Base Construction Specialist
- Ginger Batta - Senior Program Manager
- Mary Burfisher - Senior Education Advisor
- Jeremy Douglas - Web and Information Technology Specialist
- Alla Golub - Research Economist
- Thomas Hertel - Distinguished Professor and Executive Director
- Zeynep Burcu Irfanoglu - Post-doctoral Research Associate
- Roman Keeney - Departmental Research Associate
- Wendy Kincaid - Research Account Coordinator
- Robert McDougall - Senior Research Economist
- Badri Narayanan - Data Base Manager and Research Economist
- Farzad Taheripour - Departmental Research Associate
- Wally Tyner - Senior Policy Advisor and James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics
- Nelson Villoria - Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Educational Outreach and Strategy
Center Graduate Students (Full Details) (Former Students)
Center Visitors (Former Visitors)
The Center does not currently have any visitors.
To provide leadership in economic policy analysis through better data, fostering collaboration and research.
- International collaboration because it increases quality of data and analysis.
- Objectivity and transparency because they are crucial to our data work and analysis.
- Discovery because improving methodology leads to better policy analysis.
- Learning because it creates critical vibrancy both within the Center and in the expanding network.
- Engagement because it helps us serve policy analysts and decision makers with better data and analysis.
- Better data leads to better policy analysis which leads to better policy.
- Reconciling data makes data better.
- CGE modeling provides useful insights.
- Avoiding duplication in data production is efficient.
- Collaboration enhances individual efforts.
- Having more trained users enriches policy debates.
Center for Global Trade Analysis Financial Operation Overview