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

2021-1 GTAP 101 Course
"Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling"
March 15 – May 2, 2021


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Dates/Deadlines (USA Eastern Time Zone)
Course Application September 14 - January 10
Acceptance Notifications early February


Coursework based on:
Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Models, 2e
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 Virtual Seminar Series

"Baselines for Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Models: Part 1"

October 13, 2020
8:00-9:10am EDT (UTC-4)
Registration
Featuring papers from the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol 5, No 1 (2020)
Moderated by Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Center for Global Trade Analysis

"Baselines for Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium Models: Part 2"

October 20, 2020
8:00-9:20am EDT (UTC-4)
Registration
Featuring papers from the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, Vol 5, No 1 (2020)
Moderated by Erwin Corong, Center for Global Trade Analysis
GTAP DB Webinar 2020

Are you interested in learning more about the GTAP data sets, what they are, and how to use them?

New Working Paper

GTAP Research Memorandums

The GTAP version 10A Multi-Region Input Output (MRIO) Data Base

by Carrico, Caitlyn, Erwin Corong and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe

This memorandum describes the GTAP version 10A Multi-Region Input Output (GTAPMRIO) Data Base. GTAP-MRIO extends the standard GTAP Data Base (Aguiar et al., 2019) by additionally distinguishing bilateral trade and tariff flows by agents or so-called end-users,namely: firms, private household, government and investors. In constructing GTAP-MRIO,we employ the methodology in Carrico (2017) and update it in four ways. First, an updated concordance table is used. Second, the International Trade Centre (ITC) Market Access Map (MAcMap) data is directly used in lieu of the TASTE utility which is also based on MAcMap. Third, the optimization programs are updated to take advantage of grid facility in GAMS, thereby reducing MRIO data build time by 90 percent and easing MRIO data construction at the full dimensionality of GTAP data. Fourth, accompanying GTAPAgg2 and FlexAgg packages are provided to aid researchers aggregate the GTAP-MRIO data.

Details

GTAP Research Memorandum No. 34

New Working Paper

GTAP Research Memorandums

Development of the Air Pollution Database for the GTAP Data Base Version 10A

by Maksym Chepeliev

The purpose of this note is to document data sources and steps used to develop the air pollution database for the GTAP Data Base Version 10A. Emissions for nine substances are reported in the database: black carbon (BC), carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), organic carbon (OC), particulate matter 10 (PM10), particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The dataset covers four reference years (2004, 2007, 2011 and 2014). EDGAR Version 5.0 database is used as the main data source. To assist with emissions redistribution across consumption-based sources, IIASA GAINS-based model and IPCC-derived emission factors are applied. Each emission flow is associated with one of the four sets of emission drivers: output by industries, endowment by industries, input use by industries and household consumption.

Details

GTAP Research Memorandum No. 33

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
Virtual Seminar Series - Baselines (Part 1)Oct 11, 2020
Virtual Seminar Series - Baselines (Part 2)Oct 18, 2020
GTAP 101 Course - ApplicationsJan 10, 2021

Network Events/Notices Deadline
There are no network events/notices currently available.

Job/Professional Opportunities Deadline
Ritsumeikan Uni - Senior ResearcherOct 5, 2020
EC (JRC) - Economic ResearcherOct 13, 2020
EC (JRC) - EconomistOct 13, 2020
EC (JRC) - Scientific Economic ResearcherOct 13, 2020
Uni Reunion Island - Post-Doctoral FellowDec 1, 2020

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

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