Department of Jobs and Small Business
The workshop will start with a short presentation on the main NATSEM models with a focus on the latest developments and their application in public policy analysis. The presentation discusses the advance in its microsimulation architecture around STINMOD+ and shows examples of how multiple microsimulation models are integrated for research and policy analysis purposes, through both an intuitive online interface and advanced statistical software. This will be followed by a more technical Q&A discussion on the innovative features implemented across the models including integration across the NATSEM models. Finally, we take a sneak preview of NATSEM’s proposed future model developments.
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) is a research centre within the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra. The Centre was established in 1993 and is widely respected in Australia and internationally for its quantitative analysis and modelling.
NATSEM undertakes independent and impartial research and aims to be a key contributor to social and economic policy debate and analysis Australia-wide and throughout the world through expert economic modelling of the highest quality, while also supplying research services to commercial, government and not-for-profit clients. Through its research, NATSEM is an active contributor to social and economic policy debate, and its research receives extensive media and public attention.
NATSEM’s work covers the areas of Tax/Transfer policy modelling, small area policy modelling for urban and regional areas, modelling disadvantage and policies to reduce disadvantage, modelling labour force including childcare, and modelling health conditions and costs. Through its research, NATSEM is an active contributor to social and economic policy debate, and its research receives extensive media and public attention.
Dr Jinjing Li is an Associate Professor at the NATSEM, University of Canberra. He is an expert in data-driven policy simulation models that are used to evaluate the societal and economic impact of public policies. He leads a specialised team at NATSEM in modelling the Australian tax and transfer system. Jinjing has developed numerous policy simulation models for different government agencies, think tanks and international organisations worldwide, and presently serves as a board member of the International Microsimulation Association.
Dr Hai Anh La is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Social and Economic Modelling Centre (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra. Her main research area is policy modelling and evaluation using microsimulation techniques, focusing on the Australian tax-transfer system. She is also interested in household welfare, social protection, poverty and migration.
The presentation slides can be downloaded here.