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MAMS – A Computable General Equilibrium Model for Developing Country Strategy Analysis

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  • Lofgren, Hans
  • Cicowiez, Martin
  • Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina
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    This chapter presents MAMS (Maquette for MDG Simulations), a recursive-dynamic CGE model developed at the World Bank for analysis of medium- to long-run country strategies for low- and middle-income countries, including strategies aimed at improving MDG (Millennium Development Goals) outcomes. Compared to other CGE models, MAMS offers a unique combination of new and policy-relevant features, most importantly disaggregation of the government services by function, broad and integrated coverage of MDGs and endogenous links between education and the labor market. The chapter provides a detailed description of MAMS, the policy insights that it has generated, exemplified by a case study of Yemen and the lessons learned from developing and applying MAMS to a large number of countries.

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  • Peter B. Dixon & Dale Jorgenson (ed.), 2012. "Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier, edition 1, volume 1, number 1.
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    Keywords: Computable general equilibrium model; millennium development goals; human development; fiscal policy;

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    1. Briones, Roehlano M., 2014. "Millennium Development Goals Scenarios to 2015 and Beyond: An Integrated Micro-Macro Modelling Approach," Discussion Papers DP 2014-12, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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