The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) runs regular events and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) training courses in Australia and overseas.
Each CGE training course uses a particular CGE model to teach:
- the basic theory and structure shared by most CGE models
- how such models are represented and solved using GEMPACK
- how to interpret and report model results.
At least half of the time is given to lab sessions where participants build skills by completing exercises with detailed written instructions and plenty of personal help. There are usually around five students per instructor, and at least two instructors have 10 or 20 years of CGE experience.
Several week-long courses are held each year, either in Australia or overseas, drawing participants from a range of countries and backgrounds.