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Taking the Global View - new publication showing our microsimulation work around the world

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A new publication, Taking the Global View has been released today (Wednesday 8th July) at the launch seminar of the University of Essex’s new Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis.

Taking the Global View celebrates the advancing geographical reach and policy impact of our microsimulation model, EUROMOD, developed at Essex since 1996.

Taking the Global View looks at how our microsimulation model is being used in Africa, South America, Asia and across Europe to test policies and advise governments. It also showcases current research into the impact of COVID-19 on economies worldwide, examining which policy decisions could help governments mitigate rising poverty levels during a global recession.

The Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis (CeMPA) will lead the field in microsimulation, bringing together the expert team at ISER with colleagues from specialisms across the University of Essex, including Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Sociology and Economics. They will be joined by colleagues from leading institutions around the world.

Led by Professor Matteo Richiardi, CeMPA will build on the strong history of microsimulation innovation at ISER, with our ground-breaking EUROMOD model now forming the basis for over 48 models for countries around the world, helping governments to understand the impact of policy changes and nowcasting poverty rates ahead of official data release.

CeMPA will publish new research and train future experts through a programme of postgraduate study as well as continuing to support countries and governments with technological advice on creating and analysing microsimulation data.

Researchers from around the world will join CeMPA for the online launch event today at 2pm.

The programme is as follows:

2.00pm Introduction (Matteo Richiardi, CeMPA Director, University of Essex)

2.05pm CeMPA and the University of Essex (Chris Greer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research Designate, University of Essex)

2.10pm CeMPA for the Social Sciences (John Preston, Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Essex)

2.20pm The EUROMOD legacy (Holly Sutherland, Emeritus Professor, former Director of EUROMOD, University of Essex)

2.30pm COVID-19 research at CeMPA (Matteo Richiardi)

2.35pm Welfare resilience in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy (Francesco Figari, Professor of Economics, University of Insubria)

2.50pm Modelling the distributional impact of the Covid-19 crisis in Ireland (Cathal O’Donoghue, Professor of Public and Social Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway)

3.05pm The UK policy response at the onset of the crisis (Iva Tasseva, Senior Research Officer, ISER, University of Essex)

3.20pm The COVID-19 crisis in the UK: yearly projections (Diego Collado, Senior Research Officer, ISER, University of Essex)

3.35pm Economic impacts of COVID-19 lockdown policies and government economic rescue packages: application of global macro-net input-output model (Sheri Markose, Professor of Economics, University of Essex)

3.50pm Closing remarks (Matteo Richiardi)

Read Taking the Global View here