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Eighth South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

The eighth edition of the South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling was held in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from 4-8 August 2015. The programme was organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) and South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), Dhaka in collaboration with the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS), New Delhi.

The training programme familiarized participants with the use of Computational General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling as a tool for policy analysis and research. The five day event included sessions on the construction of Social Accounting Matrices (SAM), calculation of SAM multipliers, and the use of GAMS software to run CGE models.

The training was conducted by Dr Selim Raihan who is a Professor of Economics at University of Dhaka. Dr Raihan is also the Executive Director of SANEM.

The training was participated by 32 policymakers and young researchers from six South Asian countries, namely Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. From outside of South Asia, there was a participation of a researcher from Fiji.