• 17 October 2022, 9:00am to 17 October 2022, 5:00pm
State Library Victoria Conference Centre, Zoom (Online)
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The Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University, hosted the National Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Workshop on 17 October 2022 at the State Library Victoria in the Melbourne CBD and via Zoom.

The National CGE Workshop is an annual event that provides a forum for CGE modellers to exhibit and discuss their work.

This year’s workshop was held in Melbourne at the State Library Victoria Conference Centre.

Date: 17 October 2022
Time: 9am–5pm

Keynote Speaker

Professor Peter Dixon, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

Professor Peter Dixon took up his present position as Professor at CoPS, Victoria University, in 2014. His PhD was awarded by Harvard in 1972 and his thesis was published in North Holland’s Contributions to Economic Analysis series. After working at the IMF and the RBA, Dixon joined the IMPACT Project in 1975 under the direction of Professor A.  Powell. With Powell, he was the joint recipient of the 1983 Research Medal of the Royal Society of Victoria in recognition of IMPACT’s outstanding contribution to social science research in Australia. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 1982; awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of the Economic Society in 2003; appointed Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor by Monash University in 2006; and appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in 2014.

Peter Dixon is known internationally for his work in CGE modelling. Together with colleagues at IMPACT and CoPS, he created ORANI and its dynamic successor, MONASH. These models have been prominent in the Australian economic debate for 40 years and have been used as templates for the development of other models throughout the world. He is the principal author of the ORANI and MONASH books published in the North Holland Contributions series. In recent years he has led the development of the USAGE model of the U.S. which is used by the USITC and the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Agriculture and Transportation.

Dixon’s publication list contains about 240 articles and 9 books, including 3 North Holland Contributions monographs. He edited with D. Jorgenson Elsevier’s Handbook of CGE Modeling (2013).

Program, registration & venue

Here you will find the program for the National CGE Workshop.

Registration is free. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.

The CGE Modelling Workshop will be held at the State Library Victoria Conference Centre on La Trobe Street in Melbourne, VIC.  To access the Conference Centre, please use Entrance 3 of the Library, which is located at 179 La Trobe Street.

The Workshop will be run as a hybrid-style event, with mixed in-person and online attendance.  Online attendees will be able to watch the presentations in a webinar format in Zoom and post questions in the Zoom chat.  Two of the presentations will be given via Zoom. We are organising an informal dinner to follow the event at attendees' expense.


Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation.


Registration is free. Registrations are now closed. 

Contact us

CGE Modelling workshop

For further information about the CGE Modelling workshop contact Dr. Nicholas Sheard by email at [email protected].

General information

For any general enquiries please contact the Centre of Policy Studies by email at [email protected].

Information about past workshops.

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