Hans Lofgren is an independent consultant and was formerly the Senior Economist at the World Bank where he developed MAMS (Maquette for Millennium Development Goal Simulations), a model for medium- to long-run country-level policy analysis that has been applied to some 50 countries with a focus on fiscal policy, human development, and the labor market. Before joining the World Bank in 2004 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). At IFPRI, he worked closely with Sherman Robinson to develop the IFPRI standard CGE model that may be world’s most widely used single-country CGE model. He is a Research Fellow of the GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) for the period 2014-2017 in recognition of his contributions to single-country CGE modeling. Hans holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
A social accounting matrix (SAM) is an economy-wide consistent representation of the payments in an economy, linking production, primary factors, and institutions (the latter often split into households, government, and the rest of the world). In the words of Round (2003), “it is a comprehensive, flexible, and dis-aggregated framework which elaborates and articulates the generation
June 13-15, I attended the 21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, held in Cartagena, Colombia, to present and discuss a draft of an early project output, titled “Care in an Aging East Asian Economy: Simulating the impacts of policies on gender roles, labor markets, and household welfare” and coauthored with two CWE Researcher colleagues,