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Professor Jinjing Li has a PhD in Economics (MSc in Computing Science, MSc in Economics) and works at the NATSEM, University of Canberra. He is an internationally recognised expert in microsimulation modelling and serves as a board member of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). He has more than a decade of experience developing advanced economic simulation models. In 2018, Dr Li was invited to give evidence on Senate Committee’s Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment for his expertise in tax simulation modelling.


Professor Li led and developed a range of policy simulation models since joining NATSEM and contributed to significant research funding generation. He developed Smart and Skilled simulation model used by the NSW government in the VET sector reform. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) uses his research software for work on health expenditure analyses. STINMOD+ tax microsimulation model which he designed, is used or referred by a range of government agencies, NGOs, consulting groups and general public in Australia. Internationally, Professor Li has been invited to consult on and contribute to various microsimulation projects worldwide for international organisations, government agencies, NGOs and think tanks.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Dynamic Microsimulation for Public Policy, Maastricht University

… → 2011


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