Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis publishes papers reporting developments in theory, data, statistical analysis, methods and teaching in support of applied general equilibrium (AGE) modeling and provides a platform for researchers and teachers to access these innovations. Papers submitted to the Journal of Global Economic Analysis should be accompanied by model code and data files, as pertinent, and instructions to facilitate replication of results. Model, data and instruction files of accepted papers will be available to the public via the Journal's web site.

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis does not publish applications of existing datasets and models to new policy questions. Authors of application-focused manuscripts are encouraged to submit these studies to appropriate field journals.


The Journal of Global Economic Analysis is an online-only periodical and is published by the Center for Global Trade Analysis.

 

Section Policies

Advances in Methods and Theory

This section publishes advances in methods and theory in support of applied general equilibrium analysis.

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Advances in Data and Parameters

This section publishes advances in data and parameter estimation in support of applied general equilibrium analysis.

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Advances in Software

This section publishes articles related to software in support of applied general equilibrium analysis (e.g., a tool for processing, viewing or analyzing results from existing models).

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Advances in Pedagogy

This section publishes advances in pedagogy in support of AGE analyses.

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Updates

This section publishes short articles that update databases and/or modeling tools previously published in the Journal.

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Peer Review Process

Submissions to the Journal of Global Economic Analysis will be screened by one or more of the co-editors and if appropriate will be sent to reviewers with relevant expertise. This Journal uses double-blind review. Key findings in each submission will be replicated by at least one reviewer during the evaluation process, and submissions should be accompanied by code, data and instructruction files to facilitate replication of results. Authors of submission that use proprietary data should indicate this in a cover letter accompanying the original submission.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis publishes two issues per year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Citing articles published in the Journal of Global Economic Analysis

The Journal of Global Economic Analysis (JGEA) has published many foundational tools for applied general equilibrium (AGE) analysis. Suggested text for citing research built on the GTAP Data Base and associated tools is provided below. Please feel free to use and adapt this text in your work.

Studies using the ‘standard’ GTAP Data Base
Version 10 of the GTAP Data Base is described by Aguiar et al. (2019) and further details on construction of the database are provided by Aguiar et al. (2016). The database can be used with a ‘standard’ model programmed using either GEMPACK (Corong et al., 2018) or GAMS (van der Mensbrugghe, 2018) software. In other extensions of the GTAP Data Base, Lanz and Rutherford (2016) provide a suite of data tools and template models, and Britz and van der Mensbrugghe (2018) provide a framework that nests several well-known models using a flexible, modular framework. van Tongeren et al. (2017) summarize the history of the GTAP Data Base and associated modeling efforts.

Trade-focused studies
Version 10 of the GTAP Data Base is described by Aguiar et al. (2019) and further details on construction of the database are provided by Aguiar et al. (2016). The database is commonly used with the standard GTAP model (Corong et al., 2018; van der Mensbrugghe, 2018). International trade in the standard model exploits the ‘Armington’ approach, but several authors have developed implementations building on ‘new’ trade theory, such as the Melitz model (Akgul et al. 2016; Bekkers, 2018; Dixon et al., 2016 & 2019). See van Tongeren et al. (2017) for a history of the GTAP Data Base and related modeling efforts.

Energy and environment-focused studies using the GTAP-Power Data Base
Peters (2016a) develops the GTAP-Power Data Base, which extends the ‘standard’ GTAP Data Base (Aguiar et al., 2016 & Aguiar et al., 2019) by disaggregating the electricity sector into 11 electricity generation technologies and transmission and distribution. The ‘standard’ GTAP model (Corong et al., 2018; van der Mensbrugghe, 2018) represents only a single electricity sector, but Peters (2016b) provides an economy-wide model with electricity detail that is suitable for use with the GTAP-Power database. The GTAP-Power Data Base has been extended to include fossil fuel consumption subsidies by Chepelievet al. (2018). See van Tongeren et al. (2017) for a history of the GTAP Data Base and related modeling efforts.
 
References
Aguiar, A., Chepeliev, M., Corong, E., McDougall, R., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2019). The GTAP Data Base: Version 10. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 4(1), 1-27. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.040101AF
 
Aguiar, A., Narayanan, B., & McDougall, R. (2016). An Overview of the GTAP 9 Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 181-208. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010103AF
 
Akgul, Z., Villoria, N., & Hertel, T. (2016). GTAP-HET: Introducing Firm Heterogeneity into the GTAP Model. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 111-180. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010102AF
 
Bekkers, E., & Francois, J. (2018). A Parsimonious Approach to Incorporate Firm Heterogeneity in CGE-Models.Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(2), 1-68. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030201AF
 
Britz, W., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). CGEBox: A Flexible, Modular and Extendable Framework for CGE Analysis in GAMS. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(2), 106-177. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030203AF
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Chepeliev, M., McDougall, R., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). Including Fossil-fuel Consumption Subsidies in the GTAP Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(1), 84-121. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030102AF
 
 
Corong, E., Hertel, T., McDougall, R., Tsigas, M., & van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2017). The Standard GTAP Model, Version 7. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 2(1), 1-119. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.020101AF
 
Dixon, P., Jerie, M., & Rimmer, M. (2016). Modern Trade Theory for CGE Modelling: The Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 1-110. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010101AF 
 
Dixon, P., Jerie, M., & Rimmer, M. (2019). Melitz in GTAP Made Easy: the A2M Conversion Method and Result Interpretation. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 4(1), 97-127. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.040104AF 
 
Lanz, B., & Rutherford, T. (2016). GTAPinGAMS: Multiregional and Small Open Economy Models. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(2), 1-77. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010201AF
 
Peters, J. (2016a). The GTAP-Power Data Base: Disaggregating the Electricity Sector in the GTAP Data Base. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(1), 209-250. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010104AF
 
Peters, J. (2016b). GTAP-E-Power: An Electricity-detailed Economy-wide Model. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 1(2), 156-187. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.010204AF
 
van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2018). The Standard GTAP Model in GAMS, Version 7. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 3(1), 1-83. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.030101AF
 
van Tongeren, F., Koopman, R., Karingi, S., Reilly, J., & Francois, J. (2017). Back to the Future: A 25-year Retrospective on GTAP and the Shaping of a New Agenda. Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 2(2), 1-42. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21642/JGEA.020201AF