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Oesterreichische Nationalbank OeNB, Austria

August 24-28, 2015
OeNB Summer School ??_Microsimulation methods for policy evaluation?? mit Professor Alan Duncan, Curtin University
Vienna, Austria
This course will introduce the main methods of microsimulation, with an emphasis on the practical development of policy applications. The course will explore basic techniques in static microsimulation for use in the distributional analysis across representative samples of economic agents ??? for example, individuals, households or companies. Extensions will be covered that account for behavioural and inter-temporal responses to policy reform, with applications to employment and labour supply choices, education and retirement decisions. Other course elements will cover specification testing; validation and calibration; structural economic models in microsimulation; statistical properties; and the evaluation of welfare gains/losses from policy reform. Materials will be illustrated with practical training, primarily through instruction in the use of STATA, with selective demonstrations using other packages (GAUSS, C++) as appropriate. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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