AGRODEP Newsletter No. 75: August 2021
The latest issue of the AGRODEP newsletter is now available on the AGRODEP website. It includes news about Global Report on Food Crisis 2021 and features three AGRODEP members. The newsletter is published every two months. You can read the June issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.
Technical Note No. 21
Toolbox on Methods for Updating and Balancing SAMs
The AGRODEP Toolbox on Methods for Updating and Balancing Social Accounting Matrices, uses four methods for updating SAMs and then compares across the methods. The four methods explored are Cross-Entropy, Ordinary Least Squares, Huber, and Hellinger methods.
The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium, established in 2010, is a network of Africa-based experts supported to take a leading role in addressing strategic development issues across the continent, including the analytical needs of the CAADP implementation agenda. AGRODEP facilitates the use…
Featured news and events
AGRODEP’s new Affiliate Membership program aims to increase its members’ exposure to colleagues and experts outside of AGRODEP. By sharing data, economic models, and experiences with non-AGRODEP members, and by engaging with their peers outside of the Consortium, AGRODEP members will be better positioned to perform science-based research and to help address strategic development issues and relevant agricultural-related challenges through the formation of sound policies.
Featured network member
Dr. David Laborde Debucquet is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division and the Theme Leader on Macroeconomics and Trade for IFPRI. He led the modeling component of AGRODEP from 2010 to 2017. Since 2018 he has led the PAAS component. His research interests include globalization, international trade, measurement and modeling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalization as well as environmental issues (climate change, biofuels). He developed the MAcMapHS6 and the ADEPTA databases on tariffs as well as the TASTE software… More about Dr. Laborde