12 Jun 2024

Eddy Bekkers receives an Award

The 2024 recipient of the Alan A. Powell Award is Eddy Bekkers, Research Economist at the World Trade Organizationand faculty member at the World Trade Institute.

Eddy received the aware for his many contributions to the GTAP project, including serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis, developing, together with Erwin Corong, Joe Francois, and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, a novel implementation of the EK model as an extension of the standard GTAP model in GEMPACK, and leading and contributing to multiple research initiatives including current work to update the GTAP Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Affiliate Sales (FAS) Satellite database and its associated model; diffusion of ideas; role of digitalization; spillover effects of industrial subsidies; trade conflicts; trade and decarbonization policies; environmental goods agreement, and many more.