MCG Model: What It Takes To Solve the U.S. Government Deficit Problem
The MCG Model

The MCG model is the same as the MCF model except that the April 28, 2011, version of the US model is used rather than the January 29, 2011, version. The MCG model is used for the results in What It Takes To Solve the U.S. Government Deficit Problem. The base dataset for the MCG model is the base run in this paper. The net tax increase run is in dataset "nettax" with a password of "ray". The dataset nettax differs from the base dataset in only one way. The values for TRGHQ between 2012:1 and 2020:2 are the following in nettax:

 2012.1    376.9819131  
 2012.2    368.8909921 
 2012.3    360.6236392 
 2012.4    352.0872962 
 2013.1    341.0187225 
 2013.2    332.2395404 
 2013.3    323.2520961 
 2013.4    314.0759409 
 2014.1    304.7324387 
 2014.2    295.2362542 
 2014.3    285.5977313 
 2014.4    275.8179785 
 2015.1    278.8585469 
 2015.2    281.9677478 
 2015.3    285.1372153 
 2015.4    288.3543527 
 2016.1    291.6228483 
 2016.2    294.9416360 
 2016.3    298.3038429 
 2016.4    301.6965175 
 2017.1    305.1261606 
 2017.2    308.5885919 
 2017.3    312.0775629 
 2017.4    315.5830094  
 2018.1    319.1189518  
 2018.2    322.6891924  
 2018.3    326.2884821  
 2018.4    329.9027360  
 2019.1    333.5500632  
 2019.2    337.2370033  
 2019.3    340.9579068  
 2019.4    344.6947426  
 2020.1    348.4662977  
 2020.2    352.2772966  
 2020.3    356.1203323  
 2020.4    359.9737696  

If you start with the base dataset, change TRGHQ to these values (rounded to three digits), and solve the model for the 2012:1-2020:4 period (no other changes), you will duplicate the nettax dataset. You can use either the base dataset or the nettax dataset to run alternative experiments from those in the paper. If you use the base dataset, the "base run" is the base run in the paper. If you use the nettax dataset, the "base run" is the net tax increase run in the paper.