Identification

Name

Baseline Analysis System

Short name

BAS

Contact people
(1) Kenneth Forsythe, Agricultural Economist, Kenneth.W.Forsythe@aphis.usda.gov
Created

2014-04-24 19:27:40+00:00

Modified

2016-08-04 17:27:07.519715+00:00

Overview

Types
(1) Economic
Overview

The Baseline Analysis System is an economic model that analyzes the "relative costs" or "cost-effectiveness" of different strategies of control measures for veterinary diseases. Market effects of policy and regulation can be measured by the model. The model is applicable to plant pests as well.

Question

What is the "relative cost" or "cost-effectiveness" of different strategies or control measures for animal diseases?

Purpose

Assessment

Scope

Platform

Goals
(1) Consequence management
Decision support

Yes

Based on
Products
(1) Control effort effectiveness
(2) Economic Impact
Documents
(1) Document Forsythe KW: An economic model for routine analysis of the welfare effects of regulatory changes… (2005)
Notes
(2) Document Forsythe KW, Corso B: Welfare effects of the national pseudorabies eradication program: Comment (1994)
Notes

Utility and readiness

Maintenance status

Active

Readiness

Deployed

Organizations
(1) Organization Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) (APHIS)
Role Model design
Independently tested

No

Compared to model

Yes

Verification & validation notes

Verified

Sensitivity analysis

No

Uncertainty documented

No

Availability

Computational platform

Cross Platform

Implementation language

Spreadsheet

Developer contacted

Yes

Adaptation cost

Days

Input