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A methodological survey of dynamic microsimulation models

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  • Li, Jinjing

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    (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Maastricht University)

  • O'Donoghue, Cathal

    (Teagasc, NUI, Ireland)

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More than 10 years ago O'Donoghue (2001) surveyed the dynamic microsimulation models that had been developed up to that point. However the 2000's have seen many of the barriers that existed for model development up until that point overcome. This paper surveys the development and practices in dynamic microsimulation over the past decade, and discusses the methodological challenges today. The paper provides an overview of the methodological choices made in more than 60 known dynamic microsimulation models and examines the advantages and disadvantages of different practices. In addition, this paper reviews the main progress made in the field and explores how future microsimulation models could evolve.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 002.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Keywords: Dynamic Microsimulation; Survey;

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