ESRC/BSPS-sponsored microsimulation seminars - 2 April 2009

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
1.00 Lunch
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
4.00 Feedback
4.30 End

To reserve a place at this seminar, and/or to apply for a travel bursary, please contact Dr Paul Williamson (   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: MSM Seminar Series.htm


Dr Paul Williamson
Dept. of Geography
Roxby Building
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)151 794 2854