Melbourne CGE Workshop & GEMPACK courses- August 2017

This event has already taken place.

Monday 8 August 2016
Monday 7 August 2017 to Tuesday 8 August 2017

The Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University, will host a series of workshops in August 2017 at the Victoria University City Convention Centre, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Day one: CGE workshop

Date: 7 August 2017
Time: 9am - 5.30pm

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 will be held in Melbourne.

Keynote speaker

John Freebairn
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year’s workshop will be Professor John Freebairn, Ritchie chair in economics at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Freebairn’s lecture will be entitled “Opportunities and Challenges for CGE Models in Analysing Taxation”.

Submit a paper for presentation

Participants wishing to present can indicate their interest as part of the registration process.

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is July 14 2017. Participants will be informed whether their presentations have been accepted by July 21 2017.

Presenters may bring copies of their paper to distribute at the workshop. Papers and presentations will be made available online after the workshop.

Program & registration

The program for the CGE Workshop will be available after we have confirmed presenters.

Registration is free. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

An informal dinner will follow the workshop (at participant's expense) and participants can indicate their interest in attending the dinner when registering.

Day two: GEMPACK course

Date: 8 August 2017
Time: 9am - 4.30pm

This one-day GEMPACK training course will present several practical exercises aimed at the experienced user, with a focus on topics that go beyond running simulations and analysis of results. Basic GEMPACK skills will be assumed.

Participants are to bring their own laptops.


Registration costs $700 (including GST). Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Airport transfers


The Skybus from Tullamarine Airport to Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street costs $30 return. There is also a free Skybus service from Southern Cross Station to many hotels within the city.


A taxi from the airport may cost in excess of $55 one way after adding tolls and the 10 per cent credit card surcharge.


Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation. View Melbourne CBD accommodation options.


Register for your choice of:

  • CGE workshop (free)
  • CGE informal dinner (at participant's expense)
  • GEMPACK course.

Registration is now closed.

Contact us

CGE workshop

For further information about the CGE workshop contact Dr Janine Dixon by email at [email protected].

GEMPACK course

For further information about the GEMPACK course contact Michael Jerie 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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This event has already taken place.

8 August 2016, 9:00am to 5:30pm
7 August 2017, 9:00am to 8 August 2017, 4:30pm

Get in touch

Centre of Policy Studies
Dr Janine Dixon
Senior Research Fellow
Centre of Policy Studies
9919 1426