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

2016-2 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
September 12 - October 28, 2016


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Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications April 1 - June 26
Acceptance Notifications July/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.
New

Call for GTAP Research Fellow Nominations

At each Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, new GTAP Research Fellows are named in recognition of their significant contributions to the development of GTAP through:

  • contributions to the GTAP Data Base
  • contributions to the development of GTAP Models and software
  • outstanding research using the GTAP Data Base and/or models
  • contributions in advancing the use of GTAP and broadening the GTAP Network

Nominations are now being accepted from GTAP Network members who, in the past five years, have contributed to the GTAP Data Base, and/or presented a paper at the annual conference. If you fit this criteria and are aware of anyone who has made significant contributions in the areas detailed above, we encourage you to nominate them for consideration for the 2016-2019 GTAP Research Fellow term.

Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Nominations April 30
Nominee Review late May
Awards Announced mid-June (at GTAP Conference)

*GTAP Staff, GTAP Advisory Board Representatives, current GTAP Research Fellows and GTAP Research Fellow Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible for nomination.

job opportunity

Research Economist

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

The data team member will contribute to the maintenance, development and documentation of the GTAP Data Base and related data and software products through direct contribution and collaboration with external contributors; maintain an active research agenda in an area of interest to the Center; and participate in GTAP outreach activities including communication with stakeholders and other experts and teaching in the GTAP short courses.

Anticipated start date: May 1, 2016

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
"Analytical Foundations for Cooperation in a Multipolar World"
June 15-17, 2016  |  Washington DC, USA

World Bank
The World Bank
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Abstracts / Session Proposals Jan 15
Abstract Review Jan 22-Feb 14
Acceptance Notifications late Feb
Final Papers Apr 15
Registration Apr 30
Payment May 7

The Center for Global Trade Analysis is pleased to partner with The World Bank 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.
24th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
"Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Analysis in a Multi-Region Framework"
August 6-12, 2016   |   West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Purdue University
Purdue University
Dates/Deadlines (EST)
Applications Feb 28
Acceptance Notifications April
Online Course May 23-Jul 24
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
GTAP 9 globe icon GTAP 9 Data Base

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 9 globe icon GTAP 9 Satellite Data and Utilities

The GTAP Center is pleased to announce that we have released four more satellite data and utilities, the following are free of charge and have been updated for use with the GTAP 9 Data Base.

GDyn Data Base: The GDyn Data Base facilitates development of baseline projections consistent with the GTAP 9 Data Base and for direct use with the GDyn Model.

GMig2 Data Base: The GMig2 Data Base contains global bilateral migration and remittances data consistent with the GTAP 9 Data Base.

GTAP-E Data Base: The GTAP-E Data Base provides carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions data distinguished by fuel and by user for each of the 140 countries/regions in the GTAP 9 Data Base.

GTAP Non-CO2 Emissions Data Base: The GTAP Non-CO2 Data Base complements the GTAP-E Data Base and provides information on other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Fluorinated gas (FGAS).

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Announcements

Organizations interested in posting an announcement below and on the GTAP-L Mailing List should email complete details, including contact information and closing dates, to contactgtap@purdue.edu.


GTAP Events Deadline
Conference - Late RegistrationApr 30, 2016
Conference - PaymentMay 7, 2016
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationJun 26, 2016

Network Events/Notices Deadline
Advanced GEMPACK CourseMay 15, 2016
USA Dynamic CGE (USAGE Model)May 15, 2016
Intro Practical GE Modelling CourseJun 30, 2016
Advanced GEMPACK CourseAug 15, 2016
Regional CGE Course (TERM Model)Aug 15, 2016

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
GTAP Research Fellows - NominationsApr 30, 2016
EC JRC IPTS - Ag/Trade Policy AnalystMay 2, 2016
Colorado State Univ - Post-doc EconomistMay 15, 2016
UCL - Post-Doc & PhD PositionsMay 31, 2016
Natl Univ Singapore - Post-DocJun 1, 2016

How GTAP Network members are using the GTAP 9 Data Base

Gouranga Das Gouranga Das
Professor, Hanyang University
South Korea

I have used the GTAP Data Base (along with other supplementary ones) for my research works since my PhD days. I am a regular subscriber of the GTAP Data Base and satellite programs as well. My area of research is related to globalization, trade, and economic development. For exploring multi-faceted issues related to global trade and development GTAP Data Base is excellent resource to use and the current version 9 is expanded to include more aspects. Over the years, the expanded versions of GTAP has benefited me for exploring issues such as technology transfer, skilled-unskilled wage gap, trade integration, and allied topics. Right now, I will use GTAP 9 for studying issues related to firm heterogeneity, mega trade deals which is my current research interests. Also, I published a book in 2014 which included contributions from reputed CGE scholars using GTAP and other CGE models like MONASH or USAGE. No doubt, GTAP 9 and other databases are useful research materials for state-of-the art areas.

John Ballingall John Ballingall
Deputy Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research
New Zealand

John and his colleagues at NZIER are using the GTAP 9 Data Base primarily for evaluating the potential effects of New Zealand's current and proposed Free Trade Agreements, such as TPP and the EU-NZ FTA. They are also linking the GTAP Model with their more detailed single-country CGE model of the New Zealand economy - ORANI-G-NZ - to assess the impacts of trade liberalisation at a more detailed industry and sectoral level.

Terry Roe Terry Roe
Professor, University of Minnesota
United States

The use of GTAP in my research program has been fitting these data to endogenous saving – multi sector growth models. Most recent applications deal with: economic growth and ground water dynamics in the Punjab of India, strengthening ecosystem and development linkages in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the conjunctive use of irrigation water over time in Morocco, land market integration and structural change in Zambia, a journal paper on international trade, exhaustible resource abundance and economic growth, and a thesis on the effect of transnational farmland investments over time on the Ghanaian economy. The data were also used in the book: Multisector Growth Models: Theory and Application, Springer pub. 2010. Additionally, the data is also used in my MS and Ph.D. level classes.

Kenichi Matsumoto Kenichi Matsumoto
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture
Japan

I am using the GTAP 9 Data Base for developing a CGE model for analyzing climate change issues. I use the data base, but develop my own dynamic CGE model. One of my recent interests is to link climate science and climate economic studies.

Chris Bachmann Chris Bachmann
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Canada

Using the GTAP Data Base, Dr. Bachmann is studying the impact of the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s transportation system. He is currently quantifying the impact of these trade agreements on Canada’s trade flows in terms of the resulting interprovincial and international trade flows, measured by volumes and indicated by commodity group, compared to the pre-trade agreement state of trade flows. These projects are supported by Transport Canada and Industry Canada. Chris Bachmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. Further details are available at: https://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/bachmann/

Yang Jun Yang Jun
Professor, School of International Trade and Economics, University of International Business and Economics
China

I began to learning the GTAP Model in 2002 and used it intensively afterward. More than 50 academic research papers and reports had been published up to now by adopting standard or improved GTAP Model. Meanwhile, I have developed China's agricultural partial equilibrium model and have been trying to develop China's dynamic national and regional (provincial level) CGE models.

Peng Huang Peng Huang
Director of Industrial Analysis Division; Associate Professor, Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center
China

My job is to analyze the modern and potential trade policies and provide policy facts and suggestions to government. Parts of my responsibilities are quantifying the impact of trade policy on the economy based some quantifying and empirical instruments, for example GTAP Model and other general or partial equilibrium models as well as some econometrical models. GTAP 9 Data Base is the most comprehensive database including enough economies and sectors, being the strong backing for lots of our analysis.

Olexandr Nekhay Olexandr Nekhay
Lecturer, University of Loyola
Spain

I am interested in trade analysis worldwide and more specifically in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Russia, and the EU) and Central American countries. Furthermore such issues as tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade on agricultural goods and its modeling are in scope of my interest. Lastly, tax-subsidy policies and its modeling in GTAP frame (as an example EU Common Agricultural Policy).

Lucas Ferraz Lucas Ferraz
Head of Economic Modeling at the Centre for Global Trade and Investment, São Paulo School of Economics - Getulio Vargas Foundation
Brazil

I have been using the GTAP 9 Data Base to better understand the interplay between Preferential Trade Agreements and the formation of Global/Regional Value Chains, taking into account the role of non tariff barriers such as TBT, SPS and trade facilitation. This is, nowadays, a crucial issue for less integrated economies such as Brazil.

Gbadebo Oladosu Gbadebo Oladosu
Energy Analysis Team, Sustainable Systems and Social Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States

Uses the GTAP framework to implement and simulate CGE models for applied energy-environmental policy analysis. Static and dynamic CGE models are used to assess the impacts of U.S. biofuel policy on land use change, greenhouse gases emission, and the economy. Others applications include dynamic evaluations of the comparative implications of demand vs. supply shocks on global and regional economies.

Kamel Almutairi Kamel Almutairi
PhD Student, University of Arkansas
United States

I am interested in modeling renewable energy adoption in Saudi Arabia. My plans to use a combination of GTAP modeling and life cycle assessment (LCA). The LCA's analysis will be extended to include changes in economy and technology through using the Computable general equilibrium (CGE) in GTAP framework in order to include the indirect environmental consequences caused by the RE adoption.

Ching-Cheng Chang Ching-Cheng Chang
Research Fellow, Inst of Econ, Academia Sinica
Taiwan

The GTAP Model and Data Base has been used by our GEMTEE(General Equilibrium Model for Taiwan Economy and Environment) team in Academia Sinica to investigate the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of Taiwan’s population dynamics and policies related to sustainable development and free trade agreements with New Zealand, Singapore and China. Recently, policy debates upon whether Taiwan should join TPP and RCEP are mostly based on GTAP simulations.

Kang Xia Kang Xia
Researcher, Academy of State Administration of Grain
China

I am engaged in the Chinese grain supply and demand analysis trying to establish a partial equlibrium model using lots of unique data. GTAP is a very effective and important tool kit to support this global analysis.

Richard Wood Richard Wood
Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway

Richard Wood works with the GTAP Data Base in analysing environmental impacts associated with trade and final demand. Taking a “consumption based” approach, Richard looks at the interconnection between development, trade and the environment, in order to determine underlying drivers of our impacts. Richard is involved in database development of multi-regional input-output (MRIO) models, and in this context uses the GTAP Data Base alongside other MRIO databases to understand robustness and variability across the databases (see www.environmentalfootprints.org).

Rahul Arora Rahul Arora
Ph.D. Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
India

The topic of my Ph.D. dissertation is the evaluation of proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement between 16 Asia-Pacific countries using general equilibrium framework. For this purpose, I am using the Static GTAP Model and the GTAP 9 Data Base is the only database which provides the latest, detailed and consistent data to estimate it. The main objective of my research is to evaluate the impact of reduction in trade barriers due to RCEP agreement on economies of member and non-member countries. The usage of the GTAP Model with the GTAP 9 Data Base allows me to report the direct and indirect effects of reducing trade barriers in a post-simulation environment.

Hikari Ban Hikari Ban
Professor, Kobe Gakuin University
Japan

I have studied the impacts of trade policy and climate change policy by using the GTAP Data Base and Model under several research projects. In particular, I am interested in the structural change caused by the policy and analyzing it by combining a CGE approach with an input-output approach. I intend to use the GTAP 9 Data Base and GDyn-E Model to investigate the economic and environmental effects of East Asian emission trading in the context of China’s 2030 carbon peak out.

Pantelis Kapros Pantelis Kapros
Professor, ICCS of National Technical University of Athens
Greece

Pantelis CAPROS is Professor of Energy Economics at NTUA (National Technical University of Athens). Over 25 years, he is leading research based on large-scale numerical models, which simulate energy markets, project energy investment into the future, optimize roadmaps for climate change mitigation and assess economic and societal impacts. He is the Director of E3MLab, a laboratory operating within the NTUA that specializes in the construction and use of large scale computerized models covering the areas of Energy, the Economy and the Environment. Such models are used to make projections and analyze complex issues requiring system-wide consideration. The European Commission, Governments, electricity and gas companies, and their associations, are widely using these models, namely PRIMES and GEM-E3, in their policy analysis, continuously over the last 20 years. Electricity and Gas market design, long-term energy/environment planning and macroeconomic analysis are the main topics of Prof. Capros's consultancy activities. Mathematical programming, mathematical economics and energy analysis are the scientific disciplines of Prof. Capros's teaching and publishing activities.

Natalia Tourdyeva Natalia Tourdyeva
Senior Economist, CEFIR
Russia

For me, the GTAP 9 Data Base is an essential source of data for a number of different lines of research on trade policy and regional integration. Our work at CEFIR is particularly focused on the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The GTAP 9 Data Base is unique since it contains social accounting matrices for all five EAEU countries. This is why the GTAP 9 Data Base is the cornerstone of most CGE-type analysis produced by CEFIR, for example, a recent assessment of reduction of non-tariff barriers in the EAEU. We also use GTAP 9 as a source of input-output tables for assessment of trade in value-added and estimation of effective rates of protection for the EAEU countries.

Fernando Perobelli Fernando Perobelli
Full Professor, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Brazil

I am using the GTAP framework to assess the systemic effects of increased economic relations between Brazil and the countries of the America Continent. To this end, we build scenarios such as: a) the formation of a new Free Trade Area of the Americas, namely, the elimination of import tariffs and export subsidies and production among the members; b) assessment of agreements such as the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur; and c) evaluation of NAFTA agreements - Mercosur, among others. We expected to bring answers on the trade integration of the Brazilian economy with other American countries.

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