Studies Based on VORSIM-Built Models
Many studies have been completed using models that were built with VORSIM. Brief descriptions of some of them follow along with linkages to websites where summaries or full reports can be viewed. Reports in the PDF format can be downloaded (right-click on the document name to download and save to a file).
Economic Impact of a Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States
on the Sugar, Cotton, and Other Sectors in Peru – A Partial Equilibrium
Analysis, October 2004. A world
trade model was built, breaking out
Economic Impacts of WTO Accession by Uzbekistan – Preliminary Assessment and
Recommendations for Future Work, April 2004. Two trade models were built for
Zambia in Regional and Extra-Regional Free Trade Agreements: Estimates of the Trade and Welfare Impacts, October 2003 [2281kb]. A world trade model was built to examine the impacts of Zambian membership in alternative groups (COMESA, SADC, unilaterally) for the negotiation of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
Lincoln Trade and Environment Model
(LTEM): An Agricultural Multi-Country, Multi-Commodity Partial Equilibrium
Framework Summary of (33 page) Research Report # 254 by
Rwanda as a Free
Trade Zone: Fiscal Revenue Impacts and Tax Policy Options, January 2003
Rwanda as a Free
Trade Zone: An Inquiry into the Economic Impacts, June 2002 [1,304kb]. A detailed
of a COMESA Customs Union in the EAC Trade Simulation Model, June 2002
[335kb]. The EAC model (below) was
used to examine the impact of COMESA on East African countries (
The New EAC Customs
Union: Implications for Trade, Industry, Competitiveness, and Economic
Welfare in East Africa, March 2002 [1061kb].
A Vinerian trade model was built to explore
the impact of the new East African Customs Union (EAC -
Impact of the Elimination of
Canadian Refined Sugar Tariff on Imports from Guatemala, Honduras, El
Salvador and Nicaragua, March 2002 [1952 kb]. An Armington
model was constructed to explore the impact of eliminating the Canadian
Refined Sugar Tariff under a free trade agreement between
Modeling the Effects on Agriculture of Protection in Developing Countries, November 2000 [319 kb]. A world trade model was constructed to examine the anti-agriculture bias of trade policies in developing countries.
The Impact of a Ban on Mongolian Raw Cashmere Exports, August 1999 [833kb]. A simple model of the world cashmere market was constructed to calculate the potential impact of alternative Mongolian cashmere policies.
Studies above not underlined have had their website removed. You may be able to find them by searching the internet.