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GTAP Events: 2004 Advisory Board Meeting

General Information
Date: June 14-15, 2004
Location: Wyndham City Center, Washington D.C., United States
Deliverables: PDF file Background Document
- Objectives, goals, and accomplishments
- Data Base developments
- Model developments
- Courses, conference, and website
PDF file 2004 Summary
- Accomplishments
- Significant points
- Goals for the coming year
PDF file Protection Data Discussions Board Members only
- Pros and cons of each dataset (Betina Dimaranan)
- Pros and cons of trade-weighting scheme (Rob McDougall)
- Pros and cons of reference-group weighting scheme (Sebastien Jean)

PDF file Working Committee Review

Agency Reports and Representatives

Alan A. Powell Award
Each year at the GTAP Advisory Board meeting we present an award to one of the members of the Board in recognition of outstanding service. This award is in honor of one of the Founding Members of the Advisory Board, and the intellectual grandfather of GTAP - Alan A. Powell.

As those of you who know him can readily attest, Alan is a public-spirited individual who has devoted his career to two things: (1) the pursuit of knowledge - as the increasingly widespread adoption of his work in demand analysis demonstrates, and (2) the visionary support of both individuals and institutions committed to the quantitative economic analysis of public policy.

This year's recipient shares with Alan these two lofty goals, having both a powerful intellect as well as being a good citizen of the world. Sebastien Jean has a can-do attitude. He is not daunted by large jobs, demanding deadlines and overwhelming quantities of data. He is willing to stick his neck out and for the sake of improving the global public good. While Sebastien has a keen intellect, he doesn't let this get in the way of receiving input from others. He welcomes feedback on his work, and readily incorporates it, as appropriate. Last, but not least, he surrounds himself with hard-working individuals!

We have greatly appreciated the work of Sebastien Jean and the rest of the team at CEPII on a protection data base for GTAP. Over the last year, they have produced several pre-releases of their data base for GTAP. The quality and thoroughness of their work has convinced the GTAP Advisory Board to use this data base as the primary source of protection data for version 6.0. They have been willing to work to a tight timetable and they have also been willing to modify their methodologies in light of feedback and for the sake of comparability with other work.

In addition to his leadership on the data base front, Sebastien Jean is the intellectual force behind CEPII's innovative global economic model: Mirage. He also has been a great help to us in organizing this year's conference. In summary, Sebastien embodies the same characteristics that have made GTAP successful. We would thank him for his many contributions by presenting him with the 2004 Alan A. Powell Award.

Congratulations, Sebastien!

Research Fellows
Each year, members of the GTAP Advisory Board nominate new GTAP Research Fellows. This nomination is for three years. This year's recipients are:

Rajesh Chadha
For sustained contributions to the GTAP Data Base and leadership in the South Asia region

Roy Darwin
For innovative research utilizing the concept of agro-ecological zones to characterize climate change and environmental issues within the GTAP framework

Aziz Elbehri
For contributions to the GTAP Data Base - particularly the characterization of export subsidies - as well as associated policy applications

Paul Gibson
For sustained contributions to the improved characterization of agricultural protection in the GTAP Data Base

Hsin Huang
For important contributions to the further development of the agricultural support Data Base

Scott McDonald
For valuable contributions to the GTAP Network, including teaching and the extension of the Data Base to new regions of the world

Kazuhiko Oyamada
For valuable contributions to the GTAP Data Base for East Asia, as part of the Institute for Developing Economies

Everett Peterson
For contributing to significant extensions of the GTAP Data Base, including the disaggregation of agricultural activity and the incorporation of domestic trade, transport and marketing margins

Sherman Robinson
For pioneering research in CGE analysis, as well as sustained contributions to the GTAP Network and Data Base

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