International Microsimulation Association

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

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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

9th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association

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

European Meeting of the International Microsimulation Association 2022

The conference is open to all areas of microsimulation, including static and dynamic microsimulation, agent-based models, behavioural models, a...

8th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association

The International Microsimulation Association is pleased to announce its 8th World Congress, which will be held on December 1-3, 2021. In light of ...

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...