Training materials for macro-micro policy modeling

This page provides links to training materials made available, free of charge, related to the research, techniques and tools fostered by PEP through the Macro-micro Development Policy Modeling program.

  • If you would like to cite this page, we suggest the following formulation: The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) Development Policy Modelling training material page.
  • In addition to the training material below, PEP also provides lists of recommended readings on various themes under “recommended readings

PEP Standard CGE Models

PEP Standard CGE Models by Bernard Decaluwé, André Lemelin, Hélène Maisonnave and Véronique Robichaud

AUTA Model  by Bernard Decaluwé, André Martens and Luc Savard (2001)

AUTETA Model by Bernard Decaluwé, André Martens and Luc Savard (2000)

Macroeconomic closings in the AUTETA model by Bernard Decaluwé, André Martens and Luc Savard (2000)

EXTER Model by Bernard Decaluwé, André Martens and Luc Savard (2001)

PEP online course: Computable General Equilibrium Modelling


Core Training Material on CGE Modeling

CGE model closures in a skeleton world model by André Lemelin (2015)

Calculating Equivalent and Compensating Variations in CGE Models by Véronique Robichaud (2001)

Practice Exercise using GAMS

Implementing CGE Modeling in GAMS

A Standard Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model in GAMS by Hans Löfgren, Rebecca Lee Harris, and Sherman Robinson with assistance from Marcelle Thomas and Moataz El-Said (2002)

Introduction to GAMS Software: A Manual for CGE Modelers by Véronique Robichaud (2010) (Français)

Data handling using GAMS Data Exchange (GDX) facility - Computing for Import Weighted Average Tariff Rates by Erwin Corong

GAMS documents:

Debugator: This document provides some hints to debug a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model written in GAMS by Hélène Maisonnave, Bernard Decaluwé, Véronique Robuchaud and André Lemelin (2016)

Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)

1. Building a SAM

Élaborer une Matrice de Comptabilité Sociale Pour l’Analyse d’Impacts des Chocs et Politiques Macroéconomiques by Ismaël Fofana (2007)

Constructing SAMs for Development Policy Analysis: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead by Jeffrey Round (2003)

Practical Example: Algeria by Lulit Mitik (2012)

2. Aggregating and Disaggregating a SAM


Computing for Import Weighted Average Tariff Rates: Accounting for Changes in Sectoral Aggregation by Erwin Corong:

Aggregating Input-Output Table by Erwin Corong

Aggregating Input-Output Table : Accounting for Changes in Sectoral Aggregation by Erwin Corong

3. Updating a SAM

AGRODEP Toolbox on Methods for Updating and Balancing Social Accounting Matrices by Traore Fousseini (2019)

Updating and Estimating a Social Accounting Matrix Using Cross Entropy Methods by Sherman Robinson, Andrea Cattaneo and Moataz El-Said (2001)

Balancing a Social Accounting Matrix: Theory and Application (Revised Edition) by André Lemelin, Ismael Fofana and John Cockburn (2013)

    CGE-Based Microsimulations for Distributive Analysis

    Macro-Micro Analytics: A Guide to Combining Computable General Equilibrium and Microsimulation modelling frameworks, special issue, International Journal of Microsimulations by Maurizio Bussolo and John Cockburn (eds.) (2010)

    How to build an integrated CGE microsimulation model : Step-by step instructions with an illustrative exerciseExercice files (ZIP) by John Cockburn and Marie-Hélèn Cloutier (2002)

    Construction of Philippine SAM for the Use of CGE-Microsimulation Analysis by Caesar Cororaton (2003)

    Technical issues in implementing Micro Simulation by Jean-Christophe Dumont (2000)

    La micro simulation en équilibre général calculable: Procédure d’analyse et de conciliation des données by Ismaël Fofana and John Cockburn (2003)

    Microsimulations in Computable General Equilibrium: Procedures for Analysing and Reconciling Data by Ismaël Fofana and John Cockburn (2003) 

    Note on Convergence Problems with Large CGE microsimulation Models by Luc Savar and Nabil Annabi (2004)

    A Methodological Note on Computing FGT Indicators from CGE models by Dorothée Boccanfuso and Luc Savard (2001)

    Procedures for Conducting Poverty/Distribution Analysis of CGE Simulation Results with DAD by John Cockburn (2001); Excel Templates: FGT0FGT1FGT2Lorenz 

    Combining Microsimulation with CGE and Macro Modelling for Distributional Analysis in Developing and Transition Countries by James B Davies (2009)

    Guide to Microsimulations Linked to CGE Models: How to Introduce Analysis of Poverty and Income Distribution in CGE-based Studies by Carmen Estrades (2013)

    A top-down behaviour (TBD) microsimulation toolkit for distributive analysis by Luca Tiberti, Martin Cicowiez and John Cockburn (2017)

    Labour Market Issues

    Modeling Labour Market in CGE Models: Endogenous Labour Supply, Unions and Efficiency Wages by Annabi, Nabil (2003) 


    The Labour Market in CGE Models by Stefan Boeters and Luc Savard (2011)
    GAMS codes by Nabil Annabi:

      Gender Issues

      Gender and Women’s empowerment

      Practical Example: Gender CGE model with no gender specific households by Ismaël Fofana:

      Practical Example: Gender CGE model with male and female households by Ismaël Fofana:

      Developing Country Superwomen: Impacts of Trade Liberalisation on Female Market and Domestic Work by Ismaël Fofana, John Cockburn and Bernard Décaluwé (2003)

      Modeling Male and Female Work in a Computable General Equilibrium Model Applied to Nepal by Ismaël Fofana, John Cockburn and Bernard Décaluwé (2003)

      Male and Female Labour Force Decomposition, by Ismaël Fofana (French) (2002):

      Endogenous Male and Female Labour supply, by Ismaël Fofana (French) (2002)



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