Applied General Equilibrium Modelling GLOBE, STAGE and R23 Models

© Scott McDonald & Karen Thierfelder

Introduction to Practical Global CGE Modeling: Online Course

Practical CGE Modelling with GAMS

Online: 12th June to 21st July 2017

There are five (5) modules in the course spread over 5 weeks:


An introduction to GAMS and GAMSIDE. An introduction to Social Accounting Matrices

  1. Simple Closed Economy CGE Models

Implementing the classic 2*2*2*2 closed economy model in GAMS

  1. 1*2*3 (Open Economy) CGE Model

Modeling trade using the Armington insights

  1. A Simple CGE Model

Using a simple (state of the art in the late 1990s) single country CGE model in GAMS

  1. Course Project

Using a simple CGE model to conduct practical CGE based policy analyses

The first 4 modules each have 6 components that should take about 2 hours of study together with some background readings. Similarly the project should take about 12-18 hours. The materials are delivered using MOODLE, a modern electronic learning environment. MOODLE provides an asynchronous forum in which participants engage with each other participants and the course instructor.

Pre arranged contact with the instructors via SKYPE.

Questions and requests for advice submitted between 0800 and 1600 UTC will be responded to by the end of the next working (Monday to Friday) day, i.e., by 1600 UTC.

Further information and Registration

Contact: Emma Coles (

Course Fees (included in the fee for the on site short course)

Professional - full: £800

Student - full: £600

Professional - developing country: £600

Student - developing country: £400


Yontem Sonmez and Karen Thierfelder


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