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Sequential macro-micro modelling with behavioural microsimulations

  • Jann Lay

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    (German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany and University of Göttingen, Germany)

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This paper presents a sequential methodology that combines a macroeconomic CGE model with a behavioural microsimulation, illustrates the approach with applications, and discusses its merits and shortcomings. The microsimulation, based on a household income generation model, allows for incorporating individual fixed effects into macro-micro analysis. We argue that one of the main merits of the sequential approach is its flexibility. However, this flexibility comes at the cost of theoretical inconsistency.

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Volume (Year): 3 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 24-34

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Handle: RePEc:ijm:journl:v:3:y:2010:i:1:p:24-34
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