Deadline for registration - Friday 22 June 2013

The course uses the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) software. It is not necessary to buy GAMS before the course, since the pre course exercises can be completed using the Demo/Student version of GAMS and a temporary licence will be provided at the end of the course.

At the end of the course participants are provided with two CD-ROMs.

1) The first contains a limited license version of the GAMS software: this is provided by the GAMS Corporation and provides participants with time to purchase a license from the GAMS Corporation (advice on appropriate minimum specifications is provided).

2) The second CD-ROM contains the following:

a) The GLOBE model, associated files and exercises used during the course

b) The GAMS programmes for converting the GTAP database to a SAM structure appropriate for GLOBE and for aggregating the resultant GDX database

c) The model files for ALL the group projects undertaken during the course

d) The SeeResults programme for accessing model results

e) The basic SMOD model, data (based on data from the GTAP database) and basic exercises; and

f) A series of structured exercises that extend the basic SMOD model, together with requisite data (based on data from the GTAP database).