• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Warwick McKibbin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

This course is designed to introduce the theoretical and practical basis of large scale economic modeling of the global economy for Masters level and PhD students with a strong understanding of Economics. Students will be instructed on the fundamentals of constructing a global simulation models based on the G-Cubed general equilibrium model. They will then analyze a number of macroeconomic policy problems using the G-Cubed model as the basis for formulating the policy question. They will learn how to use the model to generate a set of results, to interpret those results will write a report that uses those insights to contribute to an existing literature on a major macroeconomic policy problem.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the conceptual basis of large scale general equilibrium models
  2. have a detailed understanding of the G-Cubed global economic model.
  3. evaluate macroeconomic policy questions in the model framework and
  4. use and interpret results from this model for policy analysis.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1. 2,500 word essay where students will use a small CGE model to simulate a policy question and write up the economic interpretation of the model results. (25) [LO null]
  2. 2. 5,000 word research essay where students will be given a series of spreadsheets of results from the G-Cubed model for a number of different macroeconomic questions. They will be required to choose one of the sets of results and write a research report interpreting the model results and provide a detailed study of the policy question posed drawing on the relevant economics literature to supplement the analysis. (75) [LO null]

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A 2-hour Lecture and a 1-hour Workshop each week. Students are expected to study at least 8 hours per week outside class.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Peter B. Dixon and Dale W. Jorgenson, Editor(s), Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier, 2013, Volume 1, Pages 1-22, ISSN 2211-6885, ISBN 9780444595683, 10.1016/B978-0-444-59568-3.00001-8.

Assumed Knowledge

This is a Master-level course in Economics. A high level of computer skills plus Masters microeconomics and a good technical understanding of mathematical techniques (including calculus) is assumed.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2022 $4440 Standard Rate
2022 $3510 Grandfathered Rate*

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International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
5587 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person View
7168 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online View

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