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GTAP Events: 2012 Advisory Board Meeting

General Information
Date: June 25-26, 2012
Location: International Trade Centre
54-56 rue de Montbrillant
Geneva 1202
Switzerland
Deliverables: PDF file Agenda (presentations linked)

PDF file Report and Issues Document

Webpage Supplementary Material

PDF file 2012 Summary


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Research Fellows
The Board approved to name the following as Research Fellows for 2012-2015:

Arjan Lejour
In recognition of his various contributions to GTAP, including contribution of bilateral services trade data in versions 7 and 8, contributions of baseline data, including the Kets and Lejour estimates of productivities and his population and labour force projections and his work on the Worldscan model, FDI and examining the impact of EU policy.

Scott McDonald
For all his work put into developing the conversion SAM format of the GTAP Data Base, representing GTAP well in the GAMS community, serving as an instructor at the GTAP Short Courses, involvement in processing the 27 EU IO tables.

Mondher Mimouni
For his contributions of the MacMAP tariff data jointly with CEPII.

Peter Minor
For outstanding contributions to GTAP through time to trade estimates with David Hummels to the GTAP 7 supplementary data, serving as an instructor at the GTAP Short Courses, assisting in holding smaller courses for special groups to help expand/keep network members engaged, being essential in bringing Nathan Associates onto the GTAP Consortium, and his work on the Africa project in the development of a program for splitting households, endowments and adding inter and intra regional transfers; as well as updating IO tables.


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.

Hans Grinsted Jensen The 2012 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Hans Grinsted Jensen. Hans has been assisting with the EU domestic support data in the GTAP Data Base for many years. This data is one of the more crucial aspects for our European members interested in modeling the implications of changes to EU policy. Hans spends a substantial amount of time collaborating with the Center for Global Trade Analysis' Data Team working on this data, supplying detailed information, checking how it was incorporated into GTAP, even going so far as to investigate tab files, and in general just making sure it is correct and providing as much information to users as possible so they can undertake quality policy analysis. The Center is very grateful to him for his continuous support and help with this data. In addition to his support of the GTAP Data Base, Hans and the Institute of Food and Resource Economics are also hosting the 2012 Short Course in Dynamic Global Trade Analysis - something he has wanted to do since participating in the course himself in 2008.

Congratulations, Hans, and thank you for your many contributions to GTAP!


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