Intermediate Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modeling

Objective of the course
The intermediate CGE model course is an extended version of the introduction CGE course. The course intends to equip participants with skills of developing large open economy CGE models with more productive sectors, institutions and detailed sectoral equations. It’s plausible, that participants of this course should have accomplished the course on “introduction to static CGE model” or should have some exposure to CGE models and GAMs. The details of the course, include;

  • Introduction to large Static CGE models
  • Economic blocks in the SUT/SAM and transforming them into database for CGE models
  • Aggregation and disaggregation of SUT/SAMs
  • Intermediate skills in GAMS code language
  • Theoretical structure of large CGE models
  • Derivation of linear and non-linear blocks of a large static CGE models
  • Calibration of static CGE models
  • Solvers in GAMs for CGE models (MINOS, PATHNLP,  CONOPT and PATH)
  • Hands-on step by step construction of large open economy static CGE
  • Importing data into CGE model from Excel using GAMs codes
  • Policy simulation in a large open economy static CGE
  • Customizing a large Static CGE model to a particular economy
  • Interpretation of results and reporting formats

Mode of delivery
The course is delivered using hands-on exercises with expectations of each participants producing a standard CGE model at the end of the training. The participants will be expected to work in teams though each of the participants is expected to have his/her own laptop and mouse. At the end of the course, each team is expected to make a presentation on the policy simulation undertaken. For the online option, each participant is expected to submit answers to assignments on time to allow the course end within the specified period as extension could come with facilitation costs. Click here to apply or email application on or