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Thomas W Hertel

Agricultural Economics 

  • Distinguished Professor
765.494.4199
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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

Moore, F. C., Baldos, U. C., & Hertel, T. W. (2017). Economic impacts of climate change on agriculture: a comparison of process-based and statistical yield models. Environmental Research Letters, 12(6). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa6eb2

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

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

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

Hertel, T. W. (2017). Land Use in the 21st Century: Contributing to the Global Public Good. REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, 21(2), 213-236. doi:10.1111/rode.12295

Moore, F. C., Baldos, U., Hertel, T. W., & Diaz, D. (2017). New science of climate change impacts on agriculture implies higher social cost of carbon. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01792-x

Henderson, B., Golub, A. A., Pambudi, D., Hertel, T. W., Godde, C., Herrero, M., . . . Gerber, P. (2018). 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.

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