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Thomas W Hertel

Agricultural Economics 

  • Distinguished Professor
765.494.4199
Krannert Room 647

Thomas Hertel is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, where his research and teaching focus on international trade, food and environmental security. Dr. Hertel is a Fellow, and a Past-President, of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) which now encompasses more than 15,000 researchers in 170 countries around the world (www.gtap.org). This Project maintains a global economic data base and an applied general equilibrium modeling framework which are documented in the book: Global Trade Analysis: Modeling and Applications, edited by Dr. Hertel, and published by Cambridge University Press. He has supervised more than forty PhD students and published more than 120 peer reviewed journal articles, along with several dozen book chapters as well as four books. Professor Hertel is the inaugural recipient of the Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Award. He has also received a number of AAEA awards including: Publication of Enduring Quality, Distinguished Policy Contribution, Outstanding Journal Article and Quality of Communication. He has also been Advisor to two Outstanding AAEA PhD and MS theses.

Awards & Honors

(2017) Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

(2013) Research and Scholarship Distinction Award (First Recipient). Purdue University.

(2003) Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics. Purdue University.

(2011) Past President. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

(2017) Sustainability Science Award for the Outstanding Article in Ecology. Ecological Society of America.

(2017) Purdue University Big Idea Competition PI. Discovery Park.

(2016) Publication of Enduring Quality, "Global Trade Analysis: Modeling and Applications". Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

(2007) Outstanding Quality of Communication Award (Editor): "Poverty and the WTO". Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

(2017) Outstanding Paper Award. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

(2017) Mellon-Purdue Grand Challenge Competition. Mellon Foundation/Purdue Policy Research Institute.

Selected Publications

Hertel, T. W. (2019). Understanding the Spatial Distribution of Welfare Impacts of Global Warming on Agriculture and its Drivers. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101(5), 1455-1472. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaz027

Cai, Y., Golub, A. A., & Hertel, T. W. (2017). Agricultural research spending must increase in light of future uncertainties. Food Policy, 70, 71-83. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.06.002

Liu, J., Hertel, T. W., & Taheripour, F. (n.d.). Analyzing Future Water Scarcity in CGE Models. Manuscript in preparation.

Liu, J., Hertel, T. W., Lammers, R. B., Prusevich, A., Baldos, Uris Lantz C., Grogan, D. S., & Frolking, S. (2017). Achieving sustainable irrigation water withdrawals: global impacts on food security and land use. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 12(10). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa88db

Henderson, B., Golub, A. A., Pambudi, D., Hertel, T. W., Godde, C., Herrero, M., . . . Gerber, P. (2017). The power and pain of market-based carbon policies: a global application to greenhouse gases from ruminant livestock production. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. doi:10.1007/s11027-017-9737-0

Ordonez, B. V., Mort, W., Liu, J., Kucharik, C., & Hertel, T. W. (in press). Fine-scale Analysis of the Energy-Land-Water Nexus: Water Quality Implications of Biomass Co-Firing in the Midwestern U.S. Environmental Science and Technology.

Golub, A. A., Hertel, T. W., & Rose, S. K. (2017). Global land use impacts of US ethanol: revised analysis using dynamic GTAP-BIO framework. In Khanna M., Zilberman D. (eds) Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Modeling Land use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Implications: Volume II. Natural Resource Management and Policy (40, 183-212). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-6906-7_8

Peters, J. C., & Hertel, T. W. (2017). Achieving the Clean Power Plan 2030 CO2 Target with the New Normal in Natural Gas Prices. ENERGY JOURNAL, 38(5), 39-66. doi:10.5547/01956574.38.5.jpet

West, T., Boerner, J., & Villoria, N. (2019). A Review of Global-Local-Global Linkages in Economic Land-use/cover Change Models. Environmental Research Letters, 14(5), 18. Retrieved from https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab0d33

Cai, Y., Golub, A. A., & Hertel, T. W. (2017). Agricultural research spending must increase in light of future uncertainties. FOOD POLICY, 70, 71-83. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.06.002

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