EBI Personnel Directory Roland-Holst, David

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David Roland-Holst

dwrh@are.berkeley.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Improving Global Computable General Equilibrium Models for Bioenergy Analysis

Global computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling is a widely used tool in the academic community for evaluating both the social and environmental consequences of large scale bioenergy production. The main objective of our project is to review and improve the validity of existing global CGE models for bioenergy impact analysis. In policy modeling generally and CGE modeling in particular, the main intellectual challenge is to improve estimates through better calibration, reliability, and realism. This project responds to the need for a rigorous assessment of existing models that dominate the integrated assessment space, addressing data limitations and methodological uncertainties, particularly in modeling land and water resources and use.