NATSEM Celebrates 20 years
In 2013 the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling celebrated twenty years of contributing to economic and social policy in Australia.
For twenty years, NATSEM has been a vital source of evidence-based research used to inform and shape economic and social policy across a wide range of public policy domains. The unique modelling capabilities of the centre has made real differences to Australian policy, including among other areas: developing research that has influenced welfare to work and aged pension policies; calculating distributional impacts of tax and social security forms such as the GST and Carbon price; providing evidence around an equal remuneration ruling for community workers throughout Australia; adding new regional dimensions to policy analysis and more recently,our research into avoidable hospital admissions contributing to a Senate inquiry.
This important milestone was celebrated and marked by a number of events and special research output throughout the year. Two key events were NATSEM’s Inaugural Lecture and the International Microsimulation Conference.