The first in a series of agenda-setting ESRC/BSPS-sponsored microsimulation seminars will be held in London on Thursday 2nd April 2009.
Venue: LG03 in the basement of the New Academic Building, London School of Economics
Directions: See Finding your way around LSE
Seminar 1: 'Scaling up / scaling down'
10.30 Registration & refreshments
11.00 Holly Sutherland / EUROMOD Building-in the flexibility to add new tax-benefit systems
11.40 Sally Edwards + Simon Gault / DWP Handling model flexibility, complexity and maintenance
12.20 Mark Birkin and Andy Turner / MOSES E-infrastructure for large scale spatial simulations
2.00 Paul Williamson / Liverpool Creating synthetic sub-regional baseline populations
2.40 Belinda Wu / MOSES Dynamic micro-simulation with spatial interactions
3.20 Breakout / discussion & refreshments
To reserve a place at this seminar, and/or to apply for a travel bursary, please contact Dr Paul Williamson (P.Williamson@liv.ac.uk) by no later than Friday 27th March. Applications for a bursary should specify the approximate amount requested (assuming a second class train fare).
The remaining seminars in the series will be:
Seminar 2 'Adding Behaviour' - Wednesday 6th May; London
Seminar 3 'Moving beyond tax-benefit and demographic modelling' - Thursday 2nd July; Leeds
Seminar 4 'Bridging the gaps' / 'Setting the agenda' - Friday 11th September; Brighton (as part of BSPS annual conference)
For further details see:
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~william/ESRC-BSPS MSM Seminar Series.htm
Dr Paul Williamson
Dept. of Geography
University of Liverpool
LIVERPOOL L69 7ZT
Tel: +44(0)151 794 2854