Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases: method and matrices for 133 countries
Martin Cicowiez and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Martín Cicowiez () and
No 8273, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank
Social accounting matrices (SAMs) are the key data input for computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. After a brief introduction to SAMs, this paper presents a method and related computer program for constructing macro SAMs from cross-country databases. The method is demonstrated in an appendix where it is used to build such a SAM for Guinea in Excel. With the help of the program, macro SAMs were built for 133 countries, including many low-income and/or fragile countries. The SAMs and the code for the program are available in electronic form. A companion paper presents a CGE model with a user-friendly interface for which such SAMs provide the bulk of the data needed for macro applications.
Keywords: Macroeconomic Management; International Trade and Trade Rules (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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