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

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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18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Information for the Policy Maker: Practical Economic Modelling for Tomorrow"
June 17-19, 2015  |  Melbourne, Australia

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The Center for Global Trade Analysis is pleased to partner with Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, to organize this event.

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.
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


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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.

GTAP in the News

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

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Purdue releases new version of global economic database

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).

The ninth version incorporates global economic flows for the year 2011, the most recent available year for such data, while retaining important data from 2004 and 2007. A new version is released every five years.

"This is a critical tool for governments and economic decision-makers around the globe," said Dominique van der Mensbrugghe (pronounced MENZ'-broo-gah), director of GTAP.

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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.

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
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationJun 28, 2015
Live Forums - Call for TopicsJun 30, 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
WTO - Research Economist Jun 16, 2015
Purdue University - Post-Doc (Energy)Jul 31, 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

Tribute to Ken Pearson: A Life Well-lived

Ken Pearson

We are saddened to inform you that Ken Pearson -- a much-beloved member of the GTAP family -passed away in his sleep last night after a protracted illness.

Ken lived life to the fullest. He was, first and foremost, a family man. He was a devoted husband to his wife Helen, a father to four lovely and talented daughters: Kristen, Vivienne, Suzanne and Claire, and a highly engaged grandfather for nine energetic grandchildren. Ken was also a talented musician and a long-time member of the choral society. He was a keenly competitive bridge player and never passed up a game of golf or tennis. All of this before even mentioning his professional contributions!

Ken Pearson began his career as an outstanding mathematician - earning a PhD at the young age of 23! He quickly rose through the ranks and became Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at La Trobe University, before being introduced to Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) analysis by Peter Dixon. The rest, as they say, is history. Peter lured Ken to Melbourne University and then to Monash where he joined the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS). He conceived, and nurtured development of GEMPACK -- a software suite specifically tailored to large-scale CGE analysis.

Ken was active in the GTAP Network since its inception, developing material for, and teaching in, the GTAP courses. They would not have gotten off the ground without his contributions. He also played an important role in pushing out the frontier of CGE modeling and analysis through his continuing development of specialized utilities within GEMPACK to solve practical problems confronted by the modeling community. Perhaps the most famous of these is AnalyseGE which has made all of us far more productive and greatly deepened the quality of analysis undertaken by CGE modelers. For his many contributions to the network, Ken was selected as a GTAP Research Fellow in 1996 and was later named to the GTAP Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2014, a scholarship was established in his name. The Ken Pearson Memorial Scholarship provides support for promising young scholars seeking to present their work at the Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis.

Those of us who had the privilege of working closely with Ken count our collaborations with him as among the most stimulating and rewarding of our careers. Ken's keen intellect and his background in theoretical mathematics allowed him to quickly grasp the essence of whatever modeling challenge we posed. And teaching short courses with Ken was always an invigorating experience. He was prepared to do whatever it took to make the course a success, whether it was sitting in on 'dry runs' of the lectures and labs, stuffing notebooks, developing new course material, or organizing social outings.

Today we mourn the loss of a good friend and colleague. We also celebrate a life well-lived! Ken Pearson has left us with many wonderful memories and we will miss him deeply.

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