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GTAP Events: 2017 Advisory Board Meeting

General Information
Date: June 5-6, 2017

Location: Dauch Alumni Center, Prusiecki Banquet Room
Purdue University
403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA

Deliverables: PDF file Agenda (presentations linked)

PDF file Report and Issues Document

Webpage Supplementary Material

PDF file 2017 Summary


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Research Fellows
The Board approved to name the following as Research Fellows for 2017-2020:

Badri Narayanan
For his outstanding contribution to the development and constant update of the GTAP database and software, extending it to PE-GE models, and also more recently to its application in understanding of the effect of rules of origin in trade agreements.

Tamas Revesz
For being a key contributor to the update of the 28 Member States of the EU I-O tables for the GTAP Data Base.

Farzad Taheripour
For his work in the fields of biofuels, water, and land use for and using the GTAP Data Base.

Niven Winchester
For his work in initiating and co-editing the Journal of Global Economic Analysis.

Glyn Wittwer
For being one of the world's leading authorities in CGE analysis of water and water policy, co-editing a volume with Springer on water in CGE models, and being an enthusiastic contributor to the network, including the co-organization of the 18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis.


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 van Meijl The 2017 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Dr. Hans van Meijl, Research coordinator, bioeconomy and energy-climate-water-food nexus, Wageningen Economic Research. Hans van Meijl has been an outstanding contributor to the GTAP Network for more than two decades. He first arrived at Purdue as a freshly minted PhD, newly employed by the LEI – the Dutch Agricultural Economics Research Institute. He and Frank van Tongeren were part of the Director’s strategy to modernize economic analysis at the LEI, and modernize they did! Hans had done his dissertation on technological progress and innovation and arrived at the first course full of ideas for endogenizing technical change in the GTAP Model. The Center could see his talent, so the next year Hans was invited back as a short course instructor – a role which he played with great aplomb for many years – including the course which was hosted by the LEI in 1998. Hans was always a favorite instructor of the course participants, owing to his sharp intellect, great enthusiasm, boundless energy, humility, and ability to laugh at himself. And, he was known for single-handedly turning the course canoe trip into a most memorable occasion! When Frank left the LEI for the glamour of Paris and the OECD, Hans ably assumed leadership for all of the LEI’s global economic research and proceeded to build up a first rate team of researchers. Importantly, he has also worked to forge intra-EU collaborations across those European institutions using GTAP, leading a number of very important EU-funded projects.

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


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