What

E3ME is a computer-based global macroeconomic model which represents the economy, energy and environment.

It has been developed to include specific national economies and the impact of innovation diffusion.

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e3me

E3ME is one of the most advanced econometric models in the world and is widely used for policy assessment, forecasting and research purposes.

It is designed to assess global policy challenges and give increased certainty to decision makers.

For more information, please contact Hector Pollitt.

Examples of model use:

  • to analyse the impacts of Energy-Environment-Economy (E3) policies
  • to capture two-way linkages and feedbacks between the world’s economies, energy systems, emissions and material demands
  • to enable detailed analysis of sectoral and country-level effects from a wide range of scenarios, including social impacts (including unemployment levels and distributional effects)
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e3-India

e3-India is a dynamic macro-econometric simulation model, developed as a tool for state-level analysis in India. It covers 28 states and 4 union territories of India.

The model enables policymakers and stakeholders to assess various policy impacts at a significantly higher geographical resolution than has previously been possible in India.

For more information, please contact Hector Pollitt.

Examples of model use:

  • assess the influence of new technologies in the power sector
  • assess energy and climate policy in a highly empirical structure (put this in plain English)
  • the economic implications (GDP, employment etc.) of a transition to renewable electricity and the distribution of these benefits and costs between various Indian states
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e3-US

e3-US is an innovative tool that allows policy makers to assess policy impacts at the state level, reflecting the diversity across the US.

Key economic and social outputs from the model include GDP, employment and unemployment. The model results also include energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, please contact Hector Pollitt.

Examples of model use:

  • to understand the distributional impacts of a low-carbon transition
  • to analyse whether a low cost energy base leads to a more competitive industrial sector
  • to assess the implications of a solar ‘revolution’ on the economy, at county, national and state level
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e3-Brazil

e3-Brazil was originally designed to assess the economic and labour market impacts of Environmental Tax Reform.  It can also be used to assess a range of economic and environmental measures including fiscal policy, energy efficiency and renewable electricity generation.

Standard outputs from the model include employment, GDP, prices and trade.

For more information, please contact Hector Pollitt.

Examples of model use:

  • to assess the economic and labour market implications of Environmental Tax Reform
  • to analyse the impact on GDP and employment on reform of the electricity sector
  • to explore how a policy might effect trade patterns
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e3-Thailand

The e3-Thailand model was constructed to quantitatively assess the impacts of different carbon pricing policies. It is also suitable for analysing other energy, climate, economy and labour market policies. It is designed to assess policy in a highly empirical structure.

For more information, please contact Unnada Chewpreecha.

Examples of model use:

  • to assess suitable policy options for carbon pricing instruments to support Thailand’s climate change mitigation goals
  • to analyse the impact of changes in wholesale energy prices on up to 24 different energy users
  • to explore the impact of policies, such as a carbon tax, on the competitiveness of up to 70 different economic sectors
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FTT (Future Technology Transformations)

A cutting-edge model of technology diffusion that is applied to a range of different energy sectors.

For more information, please contact Hector Pollitt.

Key features:

  • based on innovation theory and evolutionary dynamics
  • is applied to the power sector, passenger vehicles, the steel sector and household heading
  • is fully integrated to the E3ME model with two-way linkages between the technology dynamics and wider economy
Find out more about the FTT model