Saskatchewan Adoption of CGE

Model developed


Liu, L., Huang, C. Z., Huang, G., Baetz, B., & Pittendrigh, S. M. (2018). How a carbon tax will affect an emission-intensive economy: A case study of the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Energy, 159, 817-826,


A CGE model from a typical Canadian province perspective has been first developed and applied to the Province of Saskatchewan, to explore the impacts of a carbon tax on the socio-economic system and support the application of a carbon tax. This adoption has been applied to British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Results have been produced for 2011-2015.


carbon tax, GHG emission forecast, economic growth forecast, carbon pricing


Policy makers across all levels of government (federal, provincial, municipal, indigenous, etc.)

Key Inputs

IO table, social accounting matrix, carbon tax scenarios

Key Outputs

direct and indirect socio-economic impacts of a carbon tax, GDP changes, GHG emissions reduction

Registered developers

Gordon HuangUniversity of Regina
Lirong LiuUniversity of Regina