A survey of dynamic microsimulation models: uses, model structure amd methodology

Jinjing Li, Cathal O'Donoghue

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    Abstract

    More than 10 years ago O’Donoghue (2001a) surveyed the dynamic microsimulation models that had been developed up to that point. However many of the barriers mentioned have been gradually overcome in the last decade. This paper surveys the development and practices in dynamic microsimulation over the past decade, and discusses the methodological challenges today. It 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 potentially.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-55
    Number of pages53
    JournalInternational Journal of Microsimulation
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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