Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • CGE modelling
  • Regional CGE modelling
  • Computer programming & software design
  • Environmental CGE modelling
  • Urban CGE modelling

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Mark Horridge

Professor Mark Horridge is a Research Professor at Victoria University's Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS). From 2007 to 2013 Mark held a similar position at CoPS, Monash University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Melbourne.

Mark leads the small team behind GEMPACK software, the CGE modelling system developed at CoPS over many years by Ken Pearson and others.

He has also been involved in development of the MMRF and TERM regional CGE models that are used for Australian policy analysis. He has helped to build CGE models for many other countries, including China, Thailand, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, Poland, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Pursuant to these international projects Mark has undertaken around 60 overseas trips paid for by an external client. He has organised or taught in around 80 training courses in Melbourne or elsewhere.

Mark has (co-)authored 35 refereed journal articles, 14 book chapters and 1 book.

Mark has been associated with the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP, in various ways since its inception, and since 2009 is one of three 'members-at-large' of the GTAP Consortium or Advisory Board.



  • PhD (Econ) University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma Economics, Australian National University 1982
  • MA (Cambridge UK) 1982
  • BA (Cambridge UK) 1978
  • BA Australian National University 1975

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 de, Souza., & Horridge, M. (170101). Land Use Change, Ethanol Production Expansion and Food Security in Brazil (pp. 303-320).

doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6906-7_12

2013 Horridge, M., Meeraus, A., Pearson, K., & Rutherford, T. F. (130101). Solution software for computable general equilibrium modeling (pp. 1331-1381).

doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59568-3.00020-1

2012 Horridge, M. (120101). The TERM Model and Its Database (pp. 13-35).

doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2876-9_2

Year Citation
2010 Adams, P., Dixon, J., Giesecke, J., & Horridge, M. (100101). MMRF: Monash Multi-Regional Forecasting Model: A Dynamic Multi-Regional Model of the Australian Economy. Centre of Policy Studies.

Year Citation
2016 Banerjee, O., Cicowiez, M., Horridge, M., & Vargas, R. (160901). A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling. Journal of Environment and Development, 25(3), (276-305).

doi: 10.1177/1070496516658753

2015 De, Souza., Ribera, L., & Horridge, M. (150301). Deforestation control and agricultural supply in Brazil. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(2), (589-601).

doi: 10.1093/ajae/aav004

2014 Ferreira, Filho., & Horridge, M. (140101). Ethanol expansion and indirect land use change in Brazil. Land Use Policy, 36 (595-604).

doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.10.015

2006 van, Heerden., Gerlagh, R., Blignaut, J., Horridge, M., Hess, S., Mabugu, R., & Mabugu, M. (060101). Searching for triple dividends in South Africa: Fighting CO2 pollution and poverty while promoting growth. Energy Journal, 27(2), (113-141).

doi: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol27-No2-7

2004 Harrison, W. J., Horridge, M., Pearson, K. R., & Wittwer, G. (041201). A practical method for explicitly modeling quotas and other complementarities. Computational Economics, 23(4), (325-341).

doi: 10.1023/B:CSEM.0000026795.44450.4a

2000 Harrison, W. J., Horridge, J. M., & Pearson, K. R. (000601). Decomposing Simulation Results with Respect to Exogenous Shocks. Computational Economics, 15(3), (227-249).

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.

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) - Update the Input-Output tables
From: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre
Other investigators: Dr Elizabeth Roos
For period: 2023-2023
Not disclosed
Update of the Gauteng Computable General Equilibrium Model
From: Enterprises University of Pretoria
Other investigators: Dr Elizabeth Roos
For period: 2023-2023
Not disclosed

Evaluate the economic value of natural gas in the Indonesian economy
From: The World Bank Group
Other investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Dr Elizabeth Roos
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed

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

GEMPACK (General Equilibrium Modelling Package)
Other investigators: Dr Michael Jerie
For period: 2014-2020

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Main supervisor of following PhD students while at Monash: Michael Malakellis (graduated 1995) Topic: An intertemporal CGE Model of the Australian economy: the timing of tariff reform, Published Physica-Verlag 2000 as, Integrated Macro-Micro-Modelling under Rational Expectations; Farzana Naqvi (graduated 1996) Topic: Energy pricing and equity: a CGE analysis for Pakistan, Published by Ashgate 1997 as, Energy, economy and equity interactions in a CGE model for Pakistan; Huey-Lin Lee (graduated 2003) Topic: Forecasting Taiwanese CO2 emissions: A CGE analysis; Daniel Pambudi (graduated 2006) Topic: Regional CGE Modelling for Indonesia; Erwin Corong (graduated Nov 2014) Topic: CGE models of Trade and Poverty

Teaching activities & experience

Mark has organised or taught around 80 one-week training courses in Melbourne or overseas.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Mar 2007 - Present
Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Mar 2007 -
Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
May 2009 - May 2019
Member GTAP Advisory Board.
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP,
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
May 2009 - May 2019
Member GTAP Advisory Board.
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP,


Year Award

GTAP Research Fellow Hall of Fame - Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)


Award of Merit - FEAST (Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology)