CoPS/IMPACT Working Paper Number G-270

Title: Determining agent-specific rates of return in a Financial CGE model of Australia

Authors: Jason N. Harris, Jason Nassios and James A. Giesecke


This working paper describes the process followed to arrive at a suitable specification for the agent- and instrument-specific rate-of-return matrix for the VU-Nat financial computable general equilibrium (FCGE) model of the Australian economy. Several sources were consulted to obtain appropriate rates of return. These sources are documented in detail in this report.

JEL classification: C68, G12, G21, G23

Keywords: Financial CGE model, Rate of return

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