Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) Model

A social accounting matrix (SAM) represents flows of all economic transactions that take place within an economy (regional or national). It is a matrix representation of the national accounts for a given country, but can be extended to include non-national accounting flows, and can be created for different regions. SAMs refer to a single year providing a static picture of the economy.

Welcome to our Code Sharing page. The South African Modelling Network (SAMNET) is a platform that promotes the development and sharing of modelling and forecasting tools for the South African economy. Below is a list of relevant resources used in macroeconomic policy making. Resources include both papers on and coding for the most popular models used in macroeconomic modelling. We also invite you to get involved and share your code so we can support the research community.

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