International Microsimulation Association

Promoting free inter-change of experience and ideas between practitioners of microsimulation worldwide

Individual membership

About the Association

The International Microsimulation Association was founded in October 2005 with the aim of advancing the field of microsimulation. Microsimulation is a technique developed by Guy Orcutt which uses individual level data to model economic and social outcomes. The important detail is that all the modelling is done at the individual level, allowing the person doing the modelling to identify impacts of an external factor, like Government Policy, on individuals, families, households, firms, etc. These impacts can then be aggregated, and the impact on different sub-groups of the population (eg, age, income group, etc) can be identified. In the field, this is called identifying the distributional impacts. The paper outlining Orcutt’s original vision is republished in the International Journal of Microsimulation. Learn More

Recent and Upcoming Events

8th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association

The 8th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association will be hosted by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economic...

Online summer school on dynamic microsimulation by LISER

Online Summer School - First steps in the Elaboration of a Dynamic Microsimulation Model: from Research Questions to Outcomes Deadline for applica...

Microsimulation modelling of policy responses to COVID-19

The International Microsimulation Association (IMA), in collaboration with the Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis (CeMPA); the Instit...

European Meeting of the International Microsimulation Association 2020

Due to the recent developments in relation to the COVID 19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the IMA European Meeting 2020. The conference is op...