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13 Jul 20 | News

8th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association

June 23 – 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA

LISER is pleased to announce the 8th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA) will be held from June 23 – 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The conference will be hosted by the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California.

Currently, LISER's plays a significant role within IMA as two LISER researchers are members of the Management board. This includes: Dr. Philippe Liégeois (IMA Vice-President) and Dr. Denisa M. Sologon (IMA Treasurer).


The conference will welcome researchers, modelers, and policymakers and will focus on data-driven health and social policy solutions that leverage microsimulation modeling. Sessions will prominently feature state-of-the-art methods and technologies in microsimulation.

Key topic areas will include:

• Health and wellbeing of older populations
• Labor market and retirement
• Income, transfers, and pensions
• Pandemic models
• Spatial analysis and geographic variation
• Taxation and consumption
…and more!

The conference will be held at the University of Southern California in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. More information will be posted soon on the 8th World Congress section of the IMA website. The call for abstracts and sessions will be announced in January 2021.

About IMA
The objectives of the association are to encourage the advancement of microsimulation research and to promote the cooperation among analysts, researchers, scholars as well as practitioners from various disciplines using or developing microsimulation models and methodologies. An additional objective is to publish and maintain the International Journal of Microsimulation. The IMA is a non-profit organisation, headquartered at LISER since 2015.