Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Computable General Equilibrium
  • CGE model training
  • Developing models for Africa and Middle East
  • Database construction
  • Labour market analysis

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Louise Roos

Dr Lousie Roos is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre of Policy Studies.

Prior to joining CoPS in 2011, she worked at the University of Pretoria (2000-2006) as a lecturer. Dr Roos has a PhD from Monash University (2012) and a Master of Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2003).

Louise’s interests include the theory and practical application of large scale dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, especially in Africa and the Middle East. She has developed models, including detailed databases, of the South African, Ugandan, Indonesian, Saudi Arabian and Jordanian economies. Her recent and current projects included the analysis of the construction and operational phases of the extraction of new oil resources in Uganda, likely impact of a drought on the Ugandan economy, elimination of the energy subsidy in Saudi Arabia, and the moratorium on palm oil expansion from natural forests in Indonesia. 


  • PhD Monash University

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 van, Heerden., Roos, E. L., Adams, P. D., & Kilimani, N. (190101). Any Rain on Victoria Lake Is Only a Drop in the Bucket: A CGE Analysis of the Effects of Water Shortages on Food Security in Uganda (pp. 109-138). Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-6101-2_6

2018 GIESECKE, J., Roos, E., Madden, J., & Tran, N. H. (180101). Can regionally-targeted temporary visas be an effective policy instrument? - a general equilibrium analysis In Poot, J. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 10-20). Singapore: Springer.

Year Citation
2019 Bohlmann, H. R., Horridge, J. M., Inglesi-Lotz, R., Roos, E. L., & Stander, L. (190501). Regional employment and economic growth effects of South Africa's transition to low-carbon energy supply mix. Energy Policy, (830-837).

doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.065

2018 Kilimani, N., van, Heerden., Bohlmann, H., & Roos, L. (181105). Economy-wide impact of drought induced productivity losses. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 27(5), (636-648).

doi: 10.1108/dpm-05-2018-0155

2018 Yusuf, A. A., Roos, E. L., & Horridge, J. M. (180901). Indonesia s moratorium on palm oil expansion from natural forests: Economy-wide impacts and the role of international transfers. Asian Development Review, 35(2), (85-112).

doi: 10.1162/adev_a_00115

2015 Roos, E. L., Adams, P. D., & van, Heerden. (151201). Constructing a CGE Database Using GEMPACK for an African Country. Computational Economics, 46(4), (495-518).

doi: 10.1007/s10614-014-9468-1

2014 Roos, E. L., & Giesecke, J. A. (140101). The economic effects of lowering HIV incidence in South Africa: A CGE analysis. Economic Modelling, 39 (123-137).

doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.02.028

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Short Term Consultancy Services to Develop the New 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
From: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Investigators: Dr Nhi Tran, Prof Philip Adams, Prof Jonathan Horridge
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed

Development of the Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGE) for the Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT).
From: Enterprises University of Pretoria
Investigators: Prof Jonathan Horridge, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed

Consultancy Services for Development of an Integrated Macro Economic Model for the Government of Uganda
From: Oxford Policy Management Ltd
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2015-2017

CGE Model of the Saudi Arabian Economy
From: National Industrial Clusters Development Program
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Prof James Giesecke
For period: 2014-2014

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Teaching activities & experience

Louise has designed and presented the following courses:

  • Practical CGE Modelling course using the VUME model (VU Middle Easter Model)
  • Practical CGE Modelling course using the ORANIG model
  • Dynamic Regional CGE Modelling (TERM) course


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.