Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University

The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) 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 several detailed multi-regional dynamic CGE models, which have been used to analyse many economic policies, including changes in taxes, tariffs, environmental regulations and competition policy. Overseas, CoPS has created CGE models for Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam. USAGE, a 500-industry dynamic computable general equilibrium model of the US economy, is being developed in collaboration with the US International Trade Commission. CoPS modelling relies on the GEMPACK software, developed at the unit, and now used world-wide. Furthermore, the Centre of Policy Studies, previously at Monash University, has now moved to Victoria University, Melbourne.  

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Melbourne, AU