AAEA Presidential Address
Professor Hertel is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural
Economics at Purdue University, where his research focuses on the
economy-wide impacts of global trade and environmental policies.
Dr. Hertel is a Fellow, and 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 10,000 researchers in 150 countries around
the world (https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/).
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 in 1997.
Professor Hertel’s most recent research has focused on the impacts of
climate change and mitigation policies on global land use and poverty.
During the 2011-12 year he is on leave at Stanford University, where he
is engaged in inter-disciplinary research on these topics.
Previously, Professor Hertel has conducted
extensive research on the impacts of multilateral trade agreements,
including the linkages between global trade policies and poverty in
developing countries. His book on the poverty impacts of a WTO
agreement (co-edited with Alan Winters) received the AAEA Quality of
Communication award. Other AAEA awards include: Distinguished Policy
Contribution and Outstanding Journal Article.