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Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)

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

Current Highlights

2015 Alan A. Powell Award

Mr. Anders Aeroe Mr. Anders Aeroe
Director, Division of Market Development
International Trade Centre

Anders joined the ITC in 2011 Ė just one year before the GTAP Conference in Geneva. This was just about the time the individual championing the 2012 Geneva Conference left the ITC. It was suddenly realized that the success of the entire conference was at risk. Anders, together with colleagues at the WTO and UNCTAD stepped into the breach to ensure that this would go forward. Anders hosted the Board meeting at the ITC, and he, along with Mondher Mimouni, set aside ITC resources to give the Board a hands-on introduction to the ITC tariffs data base. This was a real confidence-builder and proved to be an inflection point in the relationship between the ITC and the Consortium, as well as the network at large.

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Lifetime of Service to the GTAP Advisory Board

Will Martin Will Martin

The 2015 GTAP Advisory Board Meeting was a very special meeting for a few reasons. First, being in Melbourne, Alan Powell was able to attend. Second, the meeting was hosted by the Productivity Commission, which was one of four founding Board Members. The Productivity Commissionís representative at the time was Philippa Dee -- Patrick Jominiís boss! So there is great continuity here. Indeed this continuity has been one of the greatest strengths of GTAP and there is no greater symbol of continuity on the GTAP Advisory Board than Will Martin, who was recognized for his "lifetime" contribution for service on the GTAP Advisory Board.

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2015 GTAP Research Fellow Hall of Fame

Peter Dixon Peter Dixon

For his intellectual leadership in CGE modeling methodologies, including comparative static, single country models, CGE model-based forecasting and the analysis of firm heterogeneity.



Terrie Walmsley Terrie Walmsley

For leading the GTAP Network for a decade during which the range of Center activities as well as the network grew rapidly, along with seminal contributions to CGE analysis of migration and long-run baselines.

2015-2018 Research Fellows

Joaquim Bento Ferreira-Filho Joaquim Bento Ferreira-Filho

For his path-breaking work on poverty impacts of the WTO which led to important new insights about the role of labor markets in sharing the gains from global trade reforms as well as his work on land use and deforestation in Brazil. Also for his active role as a frequent conference participant and contributor of Brazilian I-O Tables to the GTAP Data Base.



Will Martin Will Martin

For his vibrant and brilliant advocacy of global CGE analysis in the field of agricultural trade and poverty reduction analysis and support of the community through his contributions on the GTAP Advisory Board and his position at the World Bank. Also for his impressive academic and policy reform records constantly pushing forward the needs of a global database and promoting innovation.

2015-2018 Research Fellows

George Philippidis George Philippidis

For applying the GTAP Model and Data Base for two decades and publishing in the highest quality journals. Also for being an active member of the GTAP community since its foundation, attending conferences and short courses as well as contributing to the improvement of MAGNET, jointly contributing the EUís domestic support and new domestic support data for GTAP 9 and making significant policy-oriented analysis for the European Commission.



Maureen Rimmer Maureen Rimmer

For being instrumental in developing two of the most prominent country-level CGE models in the world--MONASH and USAGE, both of which contain innumerable innovations including model validation, econometric estimation, macro-economic forecasting, and highly disaggregated and regional analysis. Also for making her mark in combining theoretical rigor and applied economics, notably her work (with Alan Powell) on the AIDADS consumer demand system.

2015-2018 Research Fellows

Anna Strutt Anna Strutt

For being an extremely highly valued instructor of both the standard GTAP Short Course and the Dynamic GTAP Short Course as well as being a frequent attendee, presenter and active reviewer and chair at the annual GTAP conference. Also for having used the GTAP Model for a long list of applications, largely in the areas of trade and economic relations in the Pacific.



GTAP 8 globe icon GTAP 9 Data Base Released

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

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

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

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GTAP in the News

Studies, stories and more by GTAP Network members using GTAP data.

The Economist
A weighting game

A May 30 article in The Economist highlights the differences across studies of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, all of which are based on the GTAP Database. Referring to GTAP database as "the best database available," the article suggests that there are blind spots in CGE modeling, linked in part to the level of disaggregation of the databases used for these studies. The Economist also cites a paper by Narayanan, Ciuriak, and Singh (2015) that reviews these and other studies related to the TPP. The article also stresses the strengths of using CGE models for analyzing agreements such as the TPP, notably for their comprehensiveness. Other studies cited in the article include Petri, Plummer and Zhai (2014), "The TPP, China and the FTAAP: The Case for Convergence" and Ciuriak and Xiao (2014), "The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Evaluating the 'Landing Zone' for Negotiation".

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The Center is always interested to learn when GTAP-based analysis is recognized on a platform, such as the piece(s) above. If you have similar items you wish to share with the Center and broader GTAP community, please feel free to email them to Ginger Batta.
23rd Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
July 11-17, 2015   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Feb 15
Acceptance Notifications March
Online Course Apr 27-Jun 28
The course consists of a mix of daily lectures, lab assignments and informal discussions designed to introduce participants to the basic features of the GTAP Model and data base allowing participants to leave with the capability of designing, conducting and analyzing their own simulations. The objectives of the course are:
  • To introduce participants to a standardized framework for conducting global policy analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • To provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored to global economic analysis
  • To give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues, and become part of an international network
2015 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis
"Dynamic Modeling and Applications in Global Economic Analysis"
October 9-14, 2015   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Application Apr 5
Acceptance Notifications May
Online Course Aug 10-Sep 27
The course consists of a mix of daily lectures, lab assignments and informal discussions designed to introduce participants to the basic features of the Dynamic GTAP Model allowing participants to leave with the capability of conducting and analyzing their own GDyn simulations. The objectives of the course are:
  • To introduce participants to a dynamic model designed for conducting global trade analysis in an applied general equilibrium setting
  • To provide participants with ample hands-on training with software that has been tailored for undertaking analysis using a dynamic recursive model
  • To give participants the opportunity to interact with economists working on global trade and resource use issues using a dynamic modeling framework
2015-2 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
September 14 - October 30, 2015


Cover image for Computable General Equilibrium Models
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Apr 1-Jun 28
Acceptance Notifications August


Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models
by Mary E. Burfisher


The objective of GTAP 101 is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP CGE model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. Following the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses.

Announcements

Organizations interested in posting an announcement on the GTAP website or mailing list should email complete details, including contact information and closing dates, to contactgtap@purdue.edu.



GTAP Events Deadline
Conference - EvaluationJul 31, 2015


Network Events/Notices Deadline
2015 National CGE WorkshopJul 14, 2015
One-day GEMPACK Course - Aug 2015Jul 14, 2015
Basic GAMS Modeling CourseJul 15, 2015
Basic-Advanced GAMS Modeling CourseJul 15, 2015
Advanced GAMS Modeling CourseJul 17, 2015
11th Ruhr Graduate Summer SchoolSep 4, 2015


Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Purdue University - Post-Doc (Energy)Jul 31, 2015
CoPS - GEMPACK Software DeveloperAug 13, 2015

GTAP Support

GTAP Network members in need of technical support are encouraged to use the following avenues to request assistance. General, non-technical inquiries may be addressed to contactgtap@purdue.edu.

  • GTAP FAQs
    The Center for Global Trade Analysis maintains a searchable repository of frequently asked questions on many different aspects of GTAP.

  • GTAP Support Email
    gtapsupport@purdue.edu is an account monitored by the Center for Global Trade Analysis' data team. Network members can email to reach a GTAP staff member for technical support on any GTAP product.

  • GTAP-L Mailing List
    GTAP-L is an email-based list to which many members of the GTAP Network subscribe in order to receive updates on the GTAP Data Base, model, events, jobs and technical assistance. For further information, to subscribe or to access a searchable archive of GTAP-L messages, please visit the GTAP-L Mailing List homepage