Thomas Hertel

Distinguished Professor, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University Executive Director and Founder, Center for Global Trade Analysis

Areas of Expertise:

  • Analysis of global land use change
  • GHG mitigation potential in the agriculture and forestry sectors
  • Economy-wide analysis of bioenergy impacts

Hertel conducts research and teaching in the economy-wide analysis of trade and environmental policies. He also serves as the executive director of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) which maintains a global economic database and an applied general equilibrium modeling framework. In 2003 Hertel was named Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Economics and in 2004 he was made a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association – of which he is currently serving as President-Elect. In addition to this research, Hertel has made numerous presentations to high level policy makers in Geneva, Paris, Brussels, Maputo, Pretoria and Washington.

Hertel was visiting scholar with the Trade Research Group of the World Bank in 2004/5 during which time he coordinated a project on the poverty impacts of a prospective WTO agreement under the Doha Development Agenda. Hertel currently serves on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Journal of Economic Integration. He is also an International Research Fellow with the Kiel Institute of World Economy. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, UNDP, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Ford Foundation, and the Australian Productivity Commission.

Research Projects



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