The purpose of the course is to provide participants with a sound understanding of the logic of social impact analysis and its application to the evaluation of the poverty and distributional impacts of economy-wide policies. It focuses on general equilibrium modeling and microsimulation techniques, and presents a variety of case studies to illustrate the application of these methods. The basic modeling approach followed here is to link a social evaluation criterion to a computable general equilibrium or a macroeconometric model in order to simulate the social impact of relevant policies.
See also: Poverty and Inequality Analysis Course 2009
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