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

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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
2020 . (200101). Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0230-4

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

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, 128 (830-837).

doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.065

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

2018 Kilimani, N., van, Heerden., Bohlmann, H., & Roos, L. (180101). Economy-wide impact of drought induced productivity losses. DISASTER PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT, 27(5), (636-648).

doi: 10.1108/DPM-05-2018-0155

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.

Scenario Analysis of Potential NSW Government Responses to COVID-19
From: NSW Treasury
Other investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Prof Philip Adams, Mr Christopher King
For period: 2020-2021
Not disclosed

Evaluate the economic value of natural gas in the Indonesian economy
From: The World Bank Group
Other investigators: Prof Jonathan Horridge, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
Investigating the Economic Consequences of Leaving Implicit Energy Price Subsidies Unchanged from 2021 to 2030
From: National Industrial Clusters Development Program
Other investigators: Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2019-2020

Short Term Consultancy Services to Develop the New 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
From: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Other investigators: Dr Nhi Tran, Prof Jonathan Horridge, Prof Philip Adams
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
Other investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Prof Jonathan Horridge
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
Other investigators: Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2015-2017

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

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.