The AGRODEP GAMS Training Toolbox is intended to assist those interested in economic modeling-- including but not limited to general and partial equilibrium models as well as optimization problems-- by teaching them to use the GAMS software, a cornerstone of many modeling efforts. These economic models can be used to conduct research on a wide range of topics, such as analysis of various forms of policies, issues pertaining to agricultural growth and poverty, climate change, natural resource management, and the role of science and technology.
In the course of ten lessons and multiple GAMS code examples, the user will gradually learn the GAMS language: from the basic installation instructions to the more sophisticated GAMS syntax and programming techniques, ending with an introduction to economic modeling.