The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), incorporating the former Impact Project, specializes in computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling. CoPS undertakes academic/contract research and software development, conducts training courses in CGE modelling and offers graduate student supervision.
CoPS' suite of Australian models includes:
CoPS has taken its modelling techniques overseas, completing projects in South Africa, Brazil, Taiwan, Thailand, China and other countries. USAGE, a 500 industry dynamic computable general equilibrium model of the US economy, is being developed in collaboration with the US International Trade Commission. A simpler single-country model called ORANI-G has been created as a pattern on which to base models of other countries.
CoPS modelling relies on the GEMPACK software, developed at the unit, and used in over 400 other locations in 60 countries.
CoPS runs several training courses in CGE modelling each year. These courses are aimed at those who need background in CGE modelling to work with results from CGE models like ORANI-G and MONASH, or who wish to use GEMPACK to build their own models.
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