Ann Harding Conference Centre, NATSEM, University of Canberra
Microsimulation is used in Australia and internationally to assess the impact of different Government policies. The aim of this workshop is to bring together those working in the microsimulation field, to discuss the latest methods, learn from different areas and different groups and establish connections.
While there is a reasonably long history of academics and government using tax/transfer microsimulation models, the field of microsimulation in Australia is rapidly expanding and now also encompasses: farm microsimulation models; spatial microsimulation models; transport microsimulation models; and health microsimulation models. Overseas, microsimulation has been used to model environmental policies, labour supply, consumption, macro-economic change, demographic change, transport and firms.
The workshop will consist of four sessions staring with a short introduction to the area followed by contributions covering new developments in the field and a discussion of future directions. This discussion will be chaired by an invited expert in the area.