PEP session at the 16th Annual GTAP Conference on Global Economic Analysis

Shanghai, China - June 12-14, 2013

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16th Annual GTAP Conference on Global Economic Analysis:

“New Challenges for Global Trade in a Rapidly Changing World”

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China
June 12-14, 2013


The goal of the GTAP Annual Conferences is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis is placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application.
This year’s conference was entitled “New Challenges for Global Trade in a Rapidly Changing World”


GTAP is global network of individuals and institutions conducting economy-wide analysis of trade, resource, and environmental policy issues, using a common data base supplied by the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP). The project is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University with the support of a consortium of national and international agencies.
The GTAP Data Base is a key input into most of the contemporary applied general equilibrium (AGE) analysis of global economic issues (including the PEP standard CGE models). Participants are given the opportunity to present their work, interact with other professionals in the field, and learn about the most recent developments in global economic analysis.


The majority of the conference featured specially organized and contributed paper sessions. The organized sessions had been developed by members of the GTAP Network to highlight a specific research area.
The contributed paper sessions were selected through a peer-review process and subsequently grouped to reflect the varied themes being addressed by members of the GTAP Network.

The themes of the 16th Annual Conference were:

  • Measurement and impact analysis of changing world monetary system on global trade
  • Measurement and impact analysis of demographic transition and population aging on global trade and the world economy
  • Trade, environment, natural resources and sustainable development
  • The impact of internet and new innovation on global trade
  • Interaction between global trade and poverty, income distribution, inequality and development

More information on the conference and papers from each session may be accessed through the conference homepage on the GTAP website 

PEP session at GTAP Conference

The session was held in the afternoon of Thursday, June 13, based on the papers published in the context of an AusAID-funded PEP special research initiative : " Investing in Public Infrastructure: An Effective Inclusive Growth Strategy?"
The organizer and chair of this session were PEP researchers Angelo Taningco and Erwin Corong, both involved in the Philippine component of the initiative. Each paper was presented by a member of the PEP research project team, as follows:

See the rest of the GTAP conference program 

A week later, the same papers were also presented - by junior members of the same research teams - at the 14th GDN Annual Conference in Manila (Philippines). Find out more..
You may also find out all about each of the project teams' initiatives/activities in terms of consultation and policy outreach, and related outcomes, through this report:PEP-AusAID Growth initiative - Policy outreach



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