- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A global trade conference that Purdue University will host next month is expected to attract more than 200 economists.

The 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis is set for June 7-9 at the West Lafayette campus. The gathering is expected to include representatives from the World Trade Organization and various United Nations and government offices.

The conference comes ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Global Trade Analysis Project, a collaboration of more than 15,000 researchers in 170 countries that revolutionized the analysis of trade policies and their global impact.

Purdue agricultural economics professor Thomas Hertel founded the Global Trade Analysis Project in 1992 in response to a need to create a global database.

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