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Deriving a Global Social Accounting Matrix from GTAP version 5 Data

McDonald, S. and Thierfelder, K. (2004) Deriving a Global Social Accounting Matrix from GTAP version 5 Data. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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This paper reports a method for converting version 5 of the GTAP database into a global SAM that is stored in GAMS data exchange (GDX) format or in a Header Array (HAR) format. The focus of attention is on the generation of a SAM representation of the GTAP database that is fully consistent with the GTAP model; as such the resultant SAM can be readily used to calibrate a version of the GTAP model that had been coded in GAMS. The GAMS code used to generate the SAM representation of the GTAP database is provided as a GAMS model library – this code has been tested with versions 5.0 and 5.3 of the GTAP database.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Social Accounting Matrix, Trade Analysis, Computable General Equilibrium
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 19:25
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2004002
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9888

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