Course in Constructing a CGE Data Base

Data Base Course

This course was offerred at CoPS during 12-14 August 2015.
For more details contact Prof Mark Horridge

Rationale for the Constructing a Data Base Course

This course gives participants the conceptual and computer skills required to turn raw data into a CGE data base. For example, the course teaches how to convert input-output data of another country to a data base which can be used with the theory of the ORANI-G model to make a GE model of that country.

Data Course Outline

Many modellers will wish to construct their own database, either from scratch, or by extending or modifying the database of an existing CGE model. This course introduces students to the skills required:

Assumed Background for Data Course

This course is a little more technically demanding than the Practical GE Modelling course. It assumes that participants have attended one of the Practical GE Modelling or MONASH Model Courses (or the equivalent). Before attending you may like to study our advice about using the command line and BATch files.

Other Details

Please note that participants usually need to bring their own laptops, and install GEMPACK before the course.

There is a limit of 15 participants so early registration is recommended.

Participants bringing their own data may arrange an individual consultation with Mark Horridge on one of the three days immediately after the course.

Data Course Fees

$A1500 for the participants at this year's Practical GE Modelling Course
$A2100 for those who did not attend this year's Practical GE Course.

The fee includes GST and covers course materials (including software), morning and afternoon teas and 2 dinners. It does not cover accommodation, breakfast or lunches.

Registration and Payment

A registration form can be downloaded and emailed to

Louise Pinchen
phone: (03) 9919 1877 from overseas +613 9919 1877

Options for payment can be found on the registration form.


Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation. Options for accommodation are available here.

Additional information is available from:

Louise Pinchen

Prof Mark Horridge

See also:
Main Training Courses page
Practical GE Modelling Course
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