Modeling Public Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have formed a partnership to promote a regional network of computable general equilibrium (CGE) modellers that facilitates the exchange of analytical findings, techniques and data, with the ultimate objective of better serving policymakers in policy formulation. The regional meetings of CGE modellers, held annually in a different country of the region, have been instrumental in promoting interregional transfer of analytical technologies and in bringing the region closer to international best practices. This book contains a selection of studies discussed in past annual regional meetings on modelling.



Central America – European Union Association Agreement: An assessment using general and partial equilibrium

After the United States, the European Union is the main trading partner of Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua). Since October 2007, the countries that make up the Central American Common Market have been working towards concluding an Association Agreement with the European Union. In recent years, Central American countries have stepped up the process of trade opening, with each State signing free trade agreements with the United States.


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