Economic Analysis Models/Tools for Air Pollution Regulations
EPA develops models and tools for estimating the costs and economic impacts of air pollution regulations. Information is provided below concerning the economic analysis models and tools maintained by EPA.
EMPAX-CGE is a regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) economic model designed to estimate regional macroeconomic impacts of environmental regulations on the U.S. economy. Many major regulations directly affect a large number of industries and/or substantially impact markets for key factors of production. In either case, there may be substantial indirect impacts resulting from changes in production, input use, income, and consumption patterns for directly affected markets. EMPAX-CGE offers the ability to trace economic impacts resulting from policies such as large-scale environmental regulations as the impacts are transmitted throughout the economy. This type of model provides critical insight to policymakers evaluating the magnitude and distribution of costs associated with environmental policies. Both static and dynamic versions of EMPAX-CGE have been developed for policy analysis.
Below are links to the source code for the model and a brief discussion of construction of EMPAX-CGE data files. EPA will not be able to provide any support for any use of the model.
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|EMPAX-CGE Source Code (ZIP)(26 K)||01-2013|
|Construction of EMPAX-CGE Data Files(1 pp, 11 K)||01-2013|
|Documentation Report(112 pp, 690 K)||03-2008|
|Response to Peer Review Comments(47 pp, 154 K)||11-2006|
|Multimarket Model Peer Review Comments|
|Peer Review of Multimarket Model(313 pp, 6.5 M)||06-2012|