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GTAP Network: Alan A. Powell Award

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the establishment and early development of GTAP, the Center for Global Trade Analysis has established the Alan A. Powell Award, which is presented each year to recognize the outstanding service of a representative currently serving on the GTAP Advisory Board.

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The 2024 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Eddy Bekkers, Research Economist at the World Trade Organization.

Eddy has contributed in many ways to GTAP including serving as an associate editor of the JGEA, developing, together with Erwin Corong, Joe Francois, and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, a novel implementation of the EK model as an extension of the standard GTAP model in GEMPACK, and leading and contributing to multiple research initiatives including current work to update the GTAP Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Affiliate Sales (FAS) Satellite database and its associated model; diffusion of ideas; role of digitalization; spillover effects of industrial subsidies; trade conflicts; trade and decarbonization policies; environmental goods agreement, and many more.

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