731386 Agricultural production and policy impact modelling

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Schmid, Erwin
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


The course captures:

1. Introduction to GAMS (http://www.gams.com)

- Sets and Conditions

2. Impact Analysis

- Farm Level Analysis

- Regional Analysis

- Sector (partial equilibrium models) Analysis

3. Evaluation of alternative Natural Resource Uses

4. Static and Dynamic Comparative Analyses

5. Fixing Unbounded and Infeasible Models using GAMSCHK

6. Efficient Report Writing of Model Results


Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The objective of this course is to:

- carry out impact analyses in the field of agricultural, resource and environmental economics using GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling Systems),

- learn good model building in GAMS,

- build models for farm, regional, partial equilibrium, natural resource, and environmental analyses,

- interpret and synthesize model results.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.