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Globe v1: A SAM Based Global CGE Model using GTAP Data

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  • Karen Thierfelder

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    (United States Naval Academy)

  • Scott McDonald

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    (Oxford Brookes University)

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This paper provides a technical description of a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that is calibrated from a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) representation of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database. An important feature of the model is the treatment of nominal and real exchange rates and hence the specification of multiple numéraire. Another distinctive feature of the model is the use of a ‘dummy’ region, known as globe, that allows for the recording of inter-regional transactions where either the source or destination are not identified.

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Paper provided by United States Naval Academy Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 39.

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Length: 105 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Handle: RePEc:usn:usnawp:39

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  7. Robinson, Sherman & Burfisher, Mary E. & Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raul & Thierfelder, Karen E., 1993. "Agricultural policies and migration in a U.S.-Mexico free trade area: A computable general equilibrium analysis," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 15(5-6), pages 673-701.
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