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About GTAP: Center for Global Trade Analysis

The 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 Faculty and Staff (Full Details)    (Former Staff)
  • Angel Aguiar - Research Economist
  • Zeynep Akgul - Post-doctoral Research Associate and Visiting Scholar
  • Uris Lantz Baldos - Research Assistant Professor
  • Ginger Batta - Senior Program Manager
  • Sue Bennett - Operations Coordinator
  • Maksym Chepeliev - Research Economist
  • Erwin Corong - Research Economist
  • Jeremy Douglas - Web and Information Technology Specialist
  • Alla Golub - Research Economist
  • Thomas Hertel - Distinguished Professor and Executive Director
  • Jing Liu - Research Economist / Science Coordinator
  • Robert McDougall - Senior Research Economist
  • Dominique van der Mensbrugghe - Director and Research Professor
  • Cicero Zanetti De Lima - Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Center Teaching and Research Associates (Full Details)
  • Mary Burfisher - Senior Education Advisor, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University
  • Amanda M. Countryman - Associate Professor, Colorado State University
  • Russell Hillberry - Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Roman Keeney - Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Anna Strutt - Associate Professor, Economics, University of Waikato
  • Shanxia Sun - Researcher, Shanghai University
  • Farzad Taheripour - Research Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Wally Tyner - James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics and GTAP Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
  • Terrie Walmsley - Director, ImpactECON

Center Graduate Students (Full Details)    (Former Students)
Center Visitors (Former Visitors)

    To provide leadership in economic policy analysis through better data, fostering collaboration and research.

    We value:
    • 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.
    We believe that:
    • 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.

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    Center for Global Trade Analysis
    Department of Agricultural Economics
    Purdue University
    403 West State Street
    West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2056 USA

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