E6. Advances in economic policy modelling

Policy modelling allows researchers and policy makers to test the impact of different proposed policies on different groups of the population, and on the overall budget and economic outcomes for a country, before the policy is implemented. The types of economic models include microsimulation models, agent based models, CGE models, econometric models, and any other types of economic models with applications to policy modelling.

The topics covered by this session include any original research that advances the field of quantitative policy modelling, including: Tax/Transfer policy modelling; Incorporating human behaviour into economic modelling; modelling for particular population groups (eg, children, pensioners, farmers); modelling of labour force and incomes; labour supply models; national and small area economic modelling; macroeconomic and microeconomic models; health economic modelling; linking macro and micro models; and firm level modelling.