Modelling the Impact of Macroeconomic Policies and Shocks

Organized in collaboration with el Centro de Investigaciones Economicas (CINVE, see information below), the first official PEP Shool to be offered in Latin America will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from March 5th to May 5, 2012 

CGE modeling techniques

series of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) reference models that allow more country-specific and extensive applications, especially in the context of developing country economies.

Course content and objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Build and use computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, from simple to more complex representations of national economies. Basic command of related techniques and tools will also be acquired (e.g. SAMs, GAMS software)
  • Conduct simulations of the occurrence of macroeconomic policies and/or shocks in the economy

For more information, see Course content

Delivery Mode

Preliminary readings and exercises are pro-vided to participants as an introduction. Throughout this period, PEP resource per-sons are available to provide technical sup-port whenever needed.

TRAINING WORKSHOP : April 23 - May 5 th, 2012

See the PEP-CINVE School flyer

For registration, see Application details

Teaching Resources




(PEP resource person, Modelling and Policy Impact Analysis)




The objectives pursued are fulfilled through the following activities:

  • Economic research;
  • Dissemination of research findings through lectures, publications, participation in local and international meetings, etc.;
  • Organization of workshops, meetings and seminars open to researchers, policy makers, trade-union representatives, entrepreneurs and other social agents;
  • Participation in academic networks, in joint studies with other local or foreign institutions and promotion of academic exchange with economists all over the continent.


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