Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Applied General Equilibrium

An Introduction

Authors: Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro, Guerra, Ana-Isabel, Sancho, Ferran

  • Provides the minimal analytical background for successful model implementation
    Includes step-by-step procedures for building empirically oriented large-scale economic models
    Facilitates quick learning by isolating problems and providing solutions in an incremental manner
    Integrates basic modeling tips with data handling to provide an empirical background to economic models 
    Includes software code in a transparent text format to accompany the chapters (required GAMS software is available free of charge)

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About this Textbook

This advanced textbook provides a straightforward but comprehensive introduction to applied general equilibrium modeling. General equilibrium is the backbone of modern economic analysis, which is why generation after generation of economics students have been introduced to it. As an analytical tool, general equilibrium can provide one of the most complete views of a given economy, as it incorporates all economic agents (households, firms, government and the foreign sector) in an integrated way that explicitly reveals the interplay of economic forces—supply and demand—and the balancing role of prices.

Applied general equilibrium goes one step further in modeling, since it entails the integration of microeconomic theory, data handling and computing. This integration is essential for successful empirical modeling, but also involves various abilities that are not found in standard books. This book fills the gap, providing advanced students with the required tools, from the construction of consistent and applicable general equilibrium models to the interpretation of the results that ensue from the adoption of policies. This second edition expands the range of topics covered, including: indispensable general equilibrium theory, step-by-step model design, incremental model extensions, a wealth of sample computer code, procedures for constructing economic databases, database adjustments and database updating algorithms, numerical model calibration, policy strategies and their trade-offs and welfare effects, and a discussion of empirical policy examples.

About the authors

Manuel Alejandro Cardenete is Professor of Economics and Vice-rector of Postgraduate Studies at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía (ULA). He is an Associated Researcher at the Universidad Autonóma de Chile and Principal Researcher of HISPAREAL (Hispalis Regional Economics Applications Laboratory). He has co-authored several books including Designing Public Policies, Springer, 2010.  He has also published articles in scholarly journals such as Economic Modelling, European Planning Studies, Journal of Forecasting, Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, Journal of Industrial Ecology and Economic Systems Research. He was Chair of the Department of Economics at ULA (2013-2016), Senior Economist in the European Commission (2011-2013), Professor at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (2000-2013) and Visiting Researcher at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002). 

Ana-Isabel Guerra

Energy Economics, Economic Modeling, Economic Systems Research and Energy Efficiency. She has visited other research centers and universities: the Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde University, in Scotland in 2008, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville in 2010, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, at Rutgers University, in 2011 and the University of Gröningen in 2014. She is currently collaborating with the supervision of end-of-master projects in the Official Master in Economics of the University of Granada in topics related to applied general equilibrium models and analysis.

Ferran Sancho is Professor in the Department of Economics at the Universitat A

utònoma de Barcelona since 1992. His articles have appeared in the International Economic Review, the European Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Theory, Economic Modelling, and the Journal of Forecasting, among others. He has visited the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 2003, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1992, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in 2010, the Universidad Loyola Andalucía in 2016, and the Universitat de Barcelona in 2017. He has also been Chair of the Department of Economics, Vice-chancellor, and President of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • An Overview of General Equilibrium Theory

    Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 5-33

  • A Simple General Equilibrium Model

    Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • A General Equilibrium Model with a Government Sector

    Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 55-83

  • Additions to the Model: External Sector, Labor Market, Consumption Technology and Welfare Evaluation

    Cardenete, Manuel Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 85-108

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-54893-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-54892-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied General Equilibrium
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-54893-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-54893-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-54892-9
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 176
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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