5/31: NEC w/Peter Dixon, Monash University

  • 31 May 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • NFIB Offices 1201 F Street NW Ste 200

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Peter Dixon

Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor

Monash University

"Policy Analysis With CGE Models: Can It Contribute? Can It Be Understood?"

Peter Dixon has been doing CGE (Computable General Equilibrium) modeling for governments and businesses in Australia, the U.S., China and several other countries for 35 years.  In this talk he will outline what CGE modeling contributes to the understanding of several contemporary issues including: unauthorized immigration; trade liberalization; stimulus policies, greenhouse policies and biofuels.  He will argue that CGE messages can be explained quantitatively (not just qualitatively) in terms of simple economic mechanisms and that policy advisors should insist that modelers provide such explanations.

Note:  Registration is open through Wednesday Morning, 5-30-12 at Noon.  Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available.  (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating) 

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