- Code IDEC8127
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Policy Studies, Economics, Finance
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Warwick McKibbin
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2024
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Available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
This course is designed to introduce the theoretical and practical bases of large-scale economic modeling of the global economy. Students will learn the fundamentals of constructing a global simulation model based on the G-Cubed general equilibrium model. They will then analyse a number of macroeconomic policy problems using this model. Students will learn how to use the model to generate a set of results and also how to to interpret those results. Students will write a report that uses insights from their modeling to contribute to an existing literature on a major macroeconomic policy problem. This course is designed for Master and PhD students with a strong understanding of economics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the conceptual basis of large-scale general equilibrium models.
- Demonstrate a degree of proficiency in using the G-Cubed global economic model.
- Design model scenarios to understand complex economic issues.
- Evaluate macroeconomic policy questions in the G-Cubed model framework.
- Critically interpret and communicate macroeconomic modelling results for policy analysis.
- Problem set 1 (10) [LO 1]
- Problem set 2 (10) [LO 1,2]
- Mid-term essay (2,000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research essay (3,000 words) (50) [LO 1,4,5]
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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.
McKibbin W and Wilcoxen P (2013) 'A global approach to energy and the environment: The G-cubed model', Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier, 2013, Chapter 15, pp 995-1068.
Dixon PB and Jorgenson DW (2013) 'Introduction', Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier, 2013, Chapter 1, pp 1-22.
This is a Masters and PhD-level course in Economics. A high level of microeconomics and mathematics (including calculus) is assumed. Computer skills are required.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8955||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||In Person||N/A|
|8956||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||Online||N/A|