Events for 2014

Nonparametric Estimation of the Impact of Tax Policy on the Demand for Private Health Insurances in Australia

Date: 19th June 2014, 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Presented by Associate Professor Xiaodong Gong, NATSEM, University of Canberra This paper is motivated by our attempt to answer an empirical question: how is private health insurance take-up in Australia affected by the income threshold at which the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) kicks in? We propose a new kernel estimator for the location and size of regression discontinuities...

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NATSEM-IGPA Budget Luncheon

Date: 19th May 2014, 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The 2014 Federal Budget shapes up to be the most anticipated budget in decades. The new Coalition Government came to power late in 2013 promising to ‘get the budget back under control’ and to ‘start reducing debt’...

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Housemod: Regional Housing, Projections and Policy Simulator - An Overview and Demonstration

Date: 15th May 2014, 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Presented by Ben Phillips, Principal Research Fellow, NATSEM, University of Canberra Ben will present an overview of the Housemod regional microsimulation model of housing in Australia...

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Australian Family Experiences of Delayed Diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome

Date: 17th April 2014, 12:30pm — 12:00am
Within the framework of a wider project modelling the social and economic impact of fragile X syndrome in Australia, my research explores the experiences of families prior to the diagnosis of a disorder caused by a mutation on the X chromosome...

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