About GTAP: Global Trade Analysis ProjectGTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. GTAP's goal is to improve the quality of quantitative analysis of global economic issues within an economy-wide framework.
A Common Language for Global Economic Analysis
Since its inception in 1993, GTAP has rapidly become a common "language" for many of those conducting global economic analysis. For example, in the 1995 conference aimed at evaluating the WTO's Uruguay Round Agreement, The Uruguay Round and the Developing Countries (Martin and Winters, 1995), three of the five quantitative analyses were based on GTAP data:
- Harrison, Rutherford and Tarr, 1996
- Hertel, Martin, Yanagishima, and Dimaranan, 1996
- Francois, McDonald and Nordstrom, 1996
- Anderson, Erwidodo, and Ingco, 1999
- Hertel, and Martin 1999
- Anderson, 1999
- Josling and Rae, 1999
- Francois, J., 1999
- Elbehri, A., M. Ingco, T.W. Hertel, K. Pearson, 1999
- Hertel, T.W., K. Anderson, J. F. Francois, and W. Martin, 1999
- van Meijl, H., F. van Tongeren, P. Veenendaal, 1999
- Babiker and Jacoby, 1999
- Bollen, Manders and Timmer, 1999
- Bernstein, Montgomery, and Rutherford 1999
- McKibbin, Ross, Shackelton and Wilcoxen, 1999
GTAP Products and Resources
GTAP offers a variety of products, including: data, models, and resources for multi-region, applied general equilibrium analysis of global economic issues. It also organizes courses and conferences and undertakes research projects.
In order to keep abreast of recent developments in the project, interested individuals are encouraged to subscribe to the GTAP-L mailing list.
A Truly Global Project
GTAP is a truly global project, as can be seen by exploring the GTAP Network. Core support and advice for the Project comes from a Consortium of international and national agencies from around the world.
In addition to the GTAP Research Fellows, there are several hundred Short Course Alumni and Data Base Subscribers, representing numerous countries in the GTAP Network.
A list of research applications using the GTAP Data Base is maintained on this website, along with a list of frequently asked questions.