Conferences & Workshops
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 Institute for Employment Research (IAB); the Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research (LISER); the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM); and the Urban Institute are pleased to announce a call for papers for an online conference in 2020 on microsimulation modelling of policy responses to COVID-19.
The aim of this online conference is to share methods on modelling policy responses to COVID-19. If we share the methods being used internationally, we can learn from each other, and help researchers in other countries understand better the impacts of COVID and the shut-down on their country, and what policies might best help in the recovery.
To allow people time to do any modelling, the cut-off for abstract submissions is September 30th. An expert group will then quickly select abstracts so that the authors have some time to finalise their modelling before the conference in late November. The conference will be online, in your own time zone, and will be taped where possible so others can watch it in their time zones. Questions will be handled through an online system so they can be asked after the presentation. Where possible, sharing of code will also be encouraged, but is not essential due to IP requirements.
Papers can be submitted into three areas, and one catch all for other submissions. These areas are:
The abstract should be one-page, and cover the research questions; method; data; and any results available.
Papers presented at the workshop will be considered for a special Covid-19 issue of the International Journal of Microsimulation.Please submit abstracts to email@example.com by September 30. The exact conference date/time will be announced shortly.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts for this conference.
Robert Tanton (IMA President)
Matteo Richiardi (CeMPA)
Kerstin Bruckmeier (IAB)
Philippe Liegeois (LISER)
Brenton Prosser (NATSEM)
Melissa Favreault (Urban Institute)