Designing Public Policies: An Approach Based on by Francisco J. André

By Francisco J. André

This publication provides a methodological process for the joint layout of financial and environmental regulations. the place to begin is the remark that, in perform, coverage makers don't often have a well-defined goal, yet they're as a rule desirous about a few monetary and environmental symptoms that clash with one another. In view of this, coverage making is addressed through combining separate analytical techniques: a number of standards determination making (MCDM) and computable basic equilibrium (CGE) modeling. the purpose is to return up with a methodological framework for coverage layout that is either operational and in keeping with monetary conception. briefly, this booklet deals a unified view of this novel strategy, paying detailed recognition to the connections among monetary and environmental goals. The methodological foundations are awarded in addition to a few actual functions that illustrate the pragmatic worth of the theoretical proposal.

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N) and invp the price of investment goods. Demand functions are derived for each good from (4). Market demands are the result of adding up each consumer’s individual demands. Note that market demands are price dependent and, they are also continuous, non-negative, homogeneous of zero degree and satisfy Walras’ law. Savings/Investment: The so-called savings-driven models are normally used for investment and savings. These are models on which the closure rule defines the behaviour of investment and that can tally the model’s equation system depending on how investment is defined.

Moreover, their use has spread to specific areas where there was no previous room for global analyses and where almost no formal works on impact measures had yet been developed. A presentation of the state of the art can be found in Kehoe et al. (2005). One of the fields, particularly closed to our own research, in which CGE models have been successfully applied in recent times is environmental policy. Examples of environmental applications of CGE models include Andre´ et al. (2005), O’Ryan et al.

10 presents some concluding remarks. 2 The Traditional Decision Paradigm and the MCDM Approach The traditional general choice theory framework or paradigm has the following elements and characteristics: (a) A decision maker (DM), that is, an individual or a group of individuals recognized as a single entity. (b) The existence of limited resources, in other words, the classic economic idea of scarcity. Scarcity generates the constraints of the decision-making problem. The set of decision variable values meeting the constraints establish what is technically known as the feasible or opportunity set.

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