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Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Pigmeat (2008)

Modelling workshop and referees' comments

A modelling workshop was held on 17 March 2008 to discuss the Commission's econometric modelling methodology and preliminary results. Participants included APL, Mr Ted Campbell, representatives of exporting countries and ABARE, and two independent referees engaged by the Commission. The Commission will take into account comments and suggestions made at the workshop in finalising its analysis for the final report. The referees, Professor Brett Inder from Monash University and Associate Professor Kalvinda Shields from the University of Melbourne also provided written reports prior to the workshop. In the interests of transparency, these reports are provided below. The referees also reviewed modelling submitted by APL; these comments are also provided.

Referee reports on Productivity Commission modelling

Referee reports on APL modelling