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A Computable General Equilibrium Model for Climate and Trade Policy Analysis

  • Christoph Böhringer
  • Andreas Löschel
  • Joseph Francois
Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 26)

Abstract

General equilibrium models provide a consistent framework for studying price-dependent interactions between all markets of the economy. The simultaneous explanation of the origin and spending of the economic agents’ income allows addressing both economy-wide efficiency effects and distributional implications of policy interference. Therefore, computable general equilibrium (CGE) models have become the standard tool for the analysis of the economy-wide impacts of climate and trade policies on resource allocation and the associated implications for incomes of economic agents (see e.g. Weyant, 1999 for a recent survey on applications to climate policy; Shoven and Whalley, 1984 and 1992, provide an introduction to trade policy analysis).

Keywords

Computable General Equilibrium Final Demand Computable General Equilibrium Model Social Account Matrix Substitution Elasticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Böhringer
    • 1
  • Andreas Löschel
    • 1
  • Joseph Francois
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic ResearchMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Tinbergen Institute RotterdamPA RotterdamNetherlands

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