Economy-wide models examine policy effects as they are spread throughout an economy. RTI economists support customized economy-wide model development using standard general-purpose solution software: GAMS/MPSGE. Examples of these selected applications, documentation, and peer-review are provided below.
An RTI Macroeconomic Analysis System (ARTIMAS™)
ARTIMAS is a macroeconomic data management and modeling system that provides clients with macroeconomic policy evaluations. The current base configuration of ARTIMAS provides access to a cost-effective, single-period, country-level CGE model that only uses publicly available data. It is designed to support policy evaluations with very short-term schedules. ARTIMAS can also be tailored to answer more complex questions that require more regional, industry, and inter-temporal details.
Other customizations will also include:
- U.S. state and/or global coverage
- Dynamic economic modeling over a specified time horizon
- A highly detailed representation of electricity generation and pollution abatement
Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy
The Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (RTI ADAGE™) model is a perfect foresight dynamic CGE model capable of examining climate change mitigation and other energy policies.
RTI ADAGE Version 2015
- Global CGE Module: Release plans and date to be announced.
- U.S. Regional CGE Module: Documentation revisions are scheduled for Summer/Fall 2015.
RTI ADAGE Version 2013
RTI ADAGE - Agriculture/Land Use (ALU)
Global CGE Module: Customized module focused on Agriculture and Land Use topics. The model includes more detail on the agriculture sector and uses a recursive dynamic framework.
Electricity Market Analysis
The RTI Electricity Market Analysis (RTI EMA™) is a dynamic linear programming model of US wholesale electricity markets that can run as a stand-alone model or can be integrated with RTI ADAGE.
U.S. Power Sector Module (RTI EMA)
- RTI EMA Version 2015: Release plans and date to be announced.
- RTI EMA Version 2013: Stand-alone revisions are scheduled for Spring 2015.