2023 GTAP Courses
30th Annual Short Course in Global Trade Analysis
“Theory and Applications of Computable General Equilibrium Analysis with the GTAP Model”
June 5 – August 11, 2023 | Purdue University
Applications due March 5!
The GTAP Short Course is an intensive training course in the economics of global policy analysis. Phase 1 is delivered entirely online and has two aims. The first is to give students practical experience using the software environment for solving GTAP models. The second is to review economic components of the model in a partial setting (e.g. production behavior or market equilibrium but no international trade). Phase 1 is completed immediately prior to the intensive, onsite Phase 2 of the course, which is taught over a five-day period. The first half of the onsite phase builds directly from prior training and is comprised of lectures, labs, and discussion on the construction of and analysis with a global economy model with bilateral trade and relevant policy instruments. The final capstone project portion of the onsite phase gives students the opportunity to prepare their own global economy investigation by working in small groups with a GTAP researcher to replicate prior work done with the GTAP model and data base, and then develop their own question as an extension of that published study. The small group project is where students gain the experience with scenario design, model tools, and analysis techniques that will prepare them to become contributors to global analysis in the GTAP network of researchers.
“Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in the GTAP Framework”
March 20 – May 7, 2023 | Online Course
Applications due April 3!
The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory in the CGE model, and provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP Model within the RunGTAP software environment. RunGTAP is an intuitive, menu-driven CGE model that minimizes technological hurdles and allows students to quickly begin to focus on their economic thinking and experimentation. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. At the end of the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses.