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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).

The 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 Peru and several other Latin American countries. With added detail for sugar and cotton for Peru, FTA and other scenarios were examined.

The Economic Impacts of WTO Accession by Uzbekistan Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations for Future Work, April 2004. Two trade models were built for Uzbekistan to evaluate the economic impact of changes in protection that might accompany accession to the WTO (World Trade Organization).

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 Selim Cagatay and Caroline Saunders (2003).

Rwanda as a Free Trade Zone: Fiscal Revenue Impacts and Tax Policy Options, January 2003 [821kb]. The Rwanda trade model was modified to examine the revenue and tax policy options of Rwanda as an economy-wide free trade zone.

Rwanda as a Free Trade Zone: An Inquiry into the Economic Impacts, June 2002 [1,304kb]. A detailed Rwanda trade model was used to estimate the economic impacts of limited and economy-wide free trade zones in Rwanda.

Quantitative Impacts 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 (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda).

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 - Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda).

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 Canada and four Central American countries.

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.