Friday, November 08, 2013 - Age: 5 yrs

Second edition of the PEP-CPEEL school on "Modeling the Impact of Macro Policies and Shocks" in Nigeria

University of Ibadan (Nigeria) - Oct. 28 to Nov. 8, 2013

A new edition of the PEP School on "Modeling the Impact of Macro Policies and Shocks" was held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from October 28 to November 8, in collaboration with the Center for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL, University of Ibadan).

A first edition of a PEP-CPEEL school had been held - also in Ibadan - in July 2012, and its success had generated demand, at the national level, not only for the organization of another similar workshop this year, but also for the addition of a more "advanced" component (for those who had benefit from basic training before).

This year's edition thus comprised two successive courses - i.e. for basic and advanced training in the use of CGE modeling techniques:

  • Basic training: Development Policy Modelling (Oct. 28 - Nov. 2)
    In which the participants were taught how to build and use general equilibrium simulation models to analyze the impact of economic policies and macroeconomic shocks on agents and economies.

  • Advanced training: Dynamic Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies and Shocks (Nov. 4-8)
    In which participants learned how to build and use a recursive dynamic general equilibrium simulation models to analyze the impact of economic policies and macroeconomic shocks on agents and economies in a dynamic framework.

Find more information on the course content here.

PEP resource persons and Helene Maisonnave are both world-renowned experts in CGE modeling techniques and co-developers of the series of PEP standard CGE models (see below). Meanwhile, the event was mainly organized by PEP-MPIA program committee member Adeola Adenikinju (from CPEEL, Nigeria).

The workshop gathered a total of 18 participants (trainees) from different institutions in Nigeria (CPEEL, Central Bank of Nigeria, State Universal Basic Education Board, National Planning Commission, and several universities) and Kenya

PEP has, to this date, led and/or supported several research and training activities in Nigeria, in collaboration with local/national institutions, which have contributed to expanding and strengthening the local expertise for policy analysis and advisory in the country.

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