The International Microsimulation Association
January 1, 2022
I gave a short talk on the model at this years’ International Microsimulation Association Conference.
It was fun. I enjoyed a lot of the presentations.
One really striking things at these conferences is the disjoint between the work of Civil Servants - cautious, empirical, with lots of deep knowledge of the systems they were modelling, and the academics - often wildly ambitious, with what seems to be a sketchy understanding of the systems they are dealing with. Different incentives I suppose.
I’m with the civil servants. I wonder sometimes if microsimulation is a field that’s really progressed over the last 20 years.
Here’s a version of the presentation that Judith made me do as a rehearsal.
Just ignore the dishevelled mumbling old bloke in the corner.