Many programming models require powerful solver software. The GAMS software (General Algebraic Modelling System) is unique in the number of available solvers and its flexibility in data handling and model formulation. It is widely used in economic modelling applications both on firm and on sector levels. It is capable to solve linear, non-linear and mixed integer problems efficiently and can be coupled to other software. This module offers a sound introduction into the modelling language and key economic model types that are frequently solved with GAMS. The module is structured in lectures and exercises assigned to the students.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Aurbacher
Institute of Farm and Agribusiness Management,
Justus Liebig University Giessen