MIRAGE Consortium

The MIRAGE Computable General Equilibrium model of the world economy has been developed at the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales(CEPII, Paris, France). It is now maintained by and shared with a large number of institutions including the: International Food Policy Research Institute(IFPRI, Washington DC), European Commission Directorate-General for Trade (Brussels, Belgium), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA, Paris, France), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and the World Trade Organization (Geneva, Switzerland).

The main objectives of the Consortium are:

  • Coordinating among main users and developers, with the objective of fostering technical discussions around MIRAGE, extending its dissemination, and maintaining its consistency and transparency.
  • Managing access to advanced versions not publicly available. While core versions are freely and publicly available, consortium members may choose to keep specific, recent development restricted to Consortium members. Doing so will remain conditional to the approval of developers. However, the seminal objective of keeping MIRAGE open guides the decisions in all cases.
  • Validating changes in the core version. The Consortium is responsible for validating changes in the core version of MIRAGE.

The members of the Consortium are institutions which provide expertise on different policy issues including, among others, trade, development, and agricultural policies.

MIRAGE Consortium members share their modeling practice and exchange views and ideas on policy implications of their work. The Scientific Advisory Board chaired by Jean Fouré and comprised by a member from each institution also guarantees the quality of the model and decides on future research and development orientations.

Members of the Consortium as of May 2011 are:

Independently from member institutions, Andre Lemelin (Université du Québec – Montréal, Canada) serves in the Scientific Advisory Board as an Individual Expert.

2016 Workshop

The 2016 MIRAGE Workshop, entitled “Policy-relevant CGE modeling Workshop” was held on December 15-16, 2016 at France Stratégie.

2011 Workshop

The 2011 MIRAGE Workshop was held on September 12th at the CEPII. Content of the meeting and presentations are available here (restricted to logged-in users).