Professor Hertel founded the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) in 1992 and he currently serves as the project’s Executive Director. GTAP encompasses more than 28,000 individuals in 175+ countries undertaking economy-wide analysis of trade and environmental issues. GTAP maintains a global economic data base designed to facilitate quantitative economic modeling and it offers short courses and organizes the Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. More information on GTAP may be found at