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GTAP Events: 2016 Advisory Board Meeting

General Information
Date: June 13-14, 2016

Location: The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20433 USA
Room: MC 2-800

Deliverables: PDF file Agenda (presentations linked)

PDF file Report and Issues Document

Webpage Supplementary Material

PDF file 2016 Summary


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Research Fellows
The Board approved to name the following as Research Fellows for 2016-2019:

Philip Adams
For outstanding research, policy analysis, and leadership in the field of CGE analysis.

Antoine Bouët
For outstanding research, trade policy analysis and leadership in capacity building.

Shantong Li
For outstanding leadership and mentoring in CGE-based research and policy analysis in China.

Khalid Siddig
For contributions to the GTAP Data Base, the GTAP Network, and to CGE policy analysis in Africa.


The Board also approved to name the following into the GTAP Hall of Fame:

Will Martin
For his vibrant and brilliant advocacy of global CGE analysis in the fields of agricultural trade policy and development as well as his support of the GTAP community, the shared data base and the network. The committee also wishes to recognize his impressive academic record, as well as his continuing efforts to engage and educate policy makers on key issues in the trade and development arena.


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.

Marinos Tsigas The 2016 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Dr. Marinos Tsigas, International Economist, US International Trade Commission. Marinos Tsigas' involvement in GTAP goes back to the beginning of time - or at least the beginning of the Project! He was a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University, and then an employee at USDA in the early 1990's when the model was being coded. Together with Tom Hertel, he authored the very first version of the GTAP Model. Since that time, Marinos has been involved in an extremely wide range of innovative model extensions, applications and policy analyses using variants of GTAP as well as several other CGE models. Those who have worked with Marinos quickly learn to listen closely to his advice on modeling and analysis. He is a frequent instructor at the GTAP short courses. He is known for being extremely patient in explaining results to lay audiences and students of CGE analysis - a fact which is especially noteworthy given his exceptional intellect and analytical capabilities. In 2013, Marinos became the US International Trade Commission's representative on the GTAP Advisory Board. Since that time, he has worked tirelessly to advance the network and ensure that the Center has the resources to carry out its mission. This included mobilizing funds to support this year's conference. He has also played an important role in identifying potential graduate students, and mentoring them during their studies at Purdue. He has served on several dissertation committees and has provided valuable career guidance to our students. Working together with Sandra Rivera and Bill Powers, he paved the way for Zeynep Akgul to extend her modeling of firm heterogeneity so that it can be used for prime-time policy analysis.

Thank you, Marinos, for your important contributions to GTAP!


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