EDIP is a (Computable General Equilibrium) CGE model of 31 European countries.  The primary aim of the model is to assess transport policy impacts on equity and on income distribution, but it also assesses energy and environmental effects.

EDIP models the production and consumption activities of 59 sectors and related products. Each sector has emissions, which are coupled partially to the production activities and partially to the energy use. The labour market has been strongly developed, where wages differ by level of education, profession and sector. This is linked to the welfare of 5 income quintiles. The transport sector in the model has been developed in detail, where data of TREMOVE are incorporated in the model for complex analysis of transport problems. The current base year for the datasets is 2009, which is the year of the latest available input-output tables from EUROSTAT. The EDIP models are useful for simulating transport and environment policy, but differ from other models in the sense that they add visibility on the social dimension of the policy.

The model includes 31 countries: EU27 + NO, CH, TR, HR with the following characteristics (one model per country):

  • several household types with nested-CES utility function
    • five income classes
    • three population density classes
    • six family types
  • 59 commodities, used in production and consumption
  • 61 production factors: capital, labour and commodities  
  • detailed modeling of transport consumption by firms and households
    • two distance classes
    • three transport modes
    • own production of transportation by road (durables/non-durables)  

see REFIT deliverable 4.2

recent projects

REFITRefinement and test of sustainability indicators and tools with regard to European Transport policies
NEUJOBSEmployment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market
IceWinEconomic effects of transport interruptions due to ice winters in the Baltic Sea
LDV CO2 Regulations beyond 2020Assessment of modalities for light duty vehicle CO2 regulations beyond 2020
Impact of the Belgian Truck Kilometre Charge on the Food IndustryEstimate of direct cost increase and economic impact using two scenarios
Update of Elasticities in the HERMIN ModelIdentifying and aggregating elasticities for spill-over effects due to linkages and externalities in the main sectors of investment co-financed by the EU cohesion policy
e-FreightIncrease in efficiency of freight transport related information exchange for multimodal transport
Cost Benefit Analysis Corridor 22Study of the completion of the railway link Germany - Greece
Market-Based Instruments for Reducing Air PollutionAssessment of policy options to reduce air pollution from shipping