Welcome to the MIRAGE Wiki

MIRAGE is a multi-sector, multi-country Computable General Equilibrium model initially devoted to trade policy analysis and more recently applied to long term growth and environmental issues. It has been developed since 2001 by the CEPII. In 2007 the CEPII decided to create a consortium of institutions aiming at “fostering technical discussions around MIRAGE, extending its dissemination and maintaining its consistency and transparency”: the MIRAGE consortium.

Consortium’s membership includes CEPII and parties linked to it through 3-year bilateral conventions: IFPRI, ITC, UNECA, DG Enterprise and DG Trade at the European Commission… A Scientific Advisory Board (MIRAGE SAB) validates the new developments of the model.

On behalf of MIRAGE consortium, MIRAGE wiki is designed to provide up-to-date information on the model concerning its structure and its programmation features and aims to be a gateway for the dissemination of its policy applications. All members of MIRAGE Consortium are invited to contribute to this website.

For any information on the MIRAGE model or the MIRAGE Consortium, please contact MIRAGE information.

As a member of the Consortium, you can request a user account from the Webmaster. Consult the DokuWiki user's guide for information on using the wiki software.

If some useful information was missing or you encounter some bug, please contact the Webmaster by e-mail. The content of MIRAGE wiki will be enhanced accordingly.

Date New content
12/02/2018 MIRAGE-e version 1.1 is out
28/06/2016 MIRAGE-e version 1.0.4 is out
21/01/2016 MIRAGE-e version 1.0.3 is out
24/09/2015 MIRAGE-e version 1.0.2 is out
29/01/2015 MIRAGE-e version 1.0.1 is out
28/01/2015 MIRAGE-e 1.0 is out
25/03/2010 New MIRAGE version, incorporating NTBs for goods and services

See full Development History for a complete overview.

This section is under construction. For currently available version (MIRAGE-e 1.1, see below)

Technical documentation

User's guide

Before entering into the detail, the first entry can be:

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a simulation from start to finish:

Technical Documentation

MIRAGE-e, developed at CEPII since 2010, takes the core features of the MIRAGE model and put emphasis on longer term issues:

The documentation is organized as follows:

User's handbook

This section refers to an outdated version of the MIRAGE model. For CEPII's core version, see MIRAGE-e.

CEPII version prior to MIRAGE-e

Technical manual

Users' Handbook

MIRAGE-e documentation

MIRAGE Documentation

Uses of the MIRAGE model

  • Antoine Bouët, David Laborde, 2010. Why is the Doha Development Agenda Failing? And What Can Be Done? A Computable General Equilibrium–Game Theoretical Approach, The World Economy, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 33(11), pages 1486-1516, November. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01302.x
  • Antoine Bouet, Simon Mevel, David Orden (2007), More or Less Ambition in the Doha Round: Winners and Losers from Trade Liberalisation with a Development Perspective, The World Economy 30, 1253-1280 http://10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01044.x
  • Antoine Bouët, Jean-Christophe Bureau, Yvan Decreux, Sébastien Jean (2005), Multilateral Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: The Contrasting Fortunes of Developing Countries in the Doha Round, The World Economy 28(9), 1329–1354 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2005.00736.x

A Mendeley Group gathers the list of MIRAGE related publications.

See also All applications