Decision Support System for Agribusiness Investment as e-Government Service Using Computable General Equilibrium Model

  • Arif Imam Suroso
  • Arief Ramadhan
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 144)


Investment is one activity that is quite tricky. Investment activity should be based on accurate calculations. Government as the regulator of investment activity within a country, can build an e-Government services in the form of a Decision Support System (DSS) to assist the investment decision-making. Investment activity in one sector can influence other sectors. One model that can be used to see the influence is Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. Some softwares has been available to perform complex CGE calculations. However, these softwares are generally not easy to use and not attractive. This paper presents the results of research in creating a system called Decision Support System for Agribusiness Investment (DSSAI). This system can perform complex CGE calculations, easy to use and has an attractive interface. These systems can be used as a benchmark for the user to determine whether he can invest in one of agribusiness sector or not. Users can perform a simulation by changing one variable, then see the effect on some sectors in agribusiness. The results of the DSSAI simulation are suitable with the opinion and the experience of economic experts, especially with the expert in agribusiness investment.


Decision Support System e-Government Computable General Equilibrium Agribusiness Investment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economy and ManagementBogor Agricultural UniversityBogorIndonesia
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of IndonesiaDepokIndonesia

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