Louise Roos took up her present position as Senior Research fellow at CoPS in May 2018. Prior to her current position, she was a Research Fellow at CoPS at Victoria University (2014-2018) and Monash University (2011-14). Prior to joining CoPS in 2011 she worked at the University of Pretoria (2000-2006) as a lecturer. Louise has a PhD from Monash University (2012) and a Master of Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2003).
Her research is in the development of large-scale multi-regional and national computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, and the application of these models to the analysis of the determinants of economic growth and structural change, forecasting, and policy analysis. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has eight years of experience undertaking contract research projects, completing a number of commissioned projects, on a wide range of topics, for private and public sector organisations. With colleagues from CoPS, Louise has developed models, including detailed databases, of the South African, Ugandan, Indonesian, Saudi Arabian and Jordanian economies. Her recent and current projects included the development of a dynamic regional CGE model for South Africa and the development of a dynamic CGE model for Saudi Arabia. Currently, Louise and a colleague from CoPS is developing a Social Accounting Matrix for Uganda. Other projects include the analysis of the impact of a drought on the Ugandan economy, elimination of the energy subsidy in Saudi Arabia, the introduction of VAT in Saudi Arabia and the moratorium on palm oil expansion from natural forests in Indonesia. Louise has designed and delivered several training course to promoted the adoption of CGE models by public policy economists.
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