2012 AGRODEP-PEP training course: GAMS-based Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (basic)



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Event Date: 14 May, 2012 - 25 May, 2012
Location: Entebbe, Uganda

The training is set out so as to favor both the understanding of the theoretical foundations of CGE modeling, and the implementation of such models. The workshop consists in formal presentations, practical exercises using GAMS and team work.

At the end of the two-week workshop, it is expected that the participants should:

  • Understand the logic and uses of CGE models to analyze economic issues;
  • Understand social accounting matrices (SAM), i.e. the statistical base used in developing CGE models;
  • Have a basic knowledge of the GAMS software;
  • Be able to solve most of the programming errors modelers encounter;
  • Be able to use a model representing an open economy;
  • Modify a simple model in order to take into account certain specificities;
  • Understand and explain simulation results. 


before the training

A set of readings and exercises will be sent to the participants prior to the workshop in order for them to review economic concepts and to get them familiarized with CGE modeling and their statistical base (SAM). This material will be sent a month in advance and should be considered as a prerequisite to the workshop itself.

The agenda for the workshop is given in the table below.


The training materials prepared for this training session will be provided to AGRODEP and will be made accessible after the training on the AGRODEP website (www.agrodep.org). The material will be made accessible only to AGRODEP members through a login and password.


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