Open Call for Papers: European Meeting of the International Microsimulation Association
23-24 October 2014, Maastricht, the Netherlands
UNU–MERIT and its School of Governance are pleased to launch an open call for papers for the upcoming European Meeting of the International Microsimulation Association. The conference is open to all areas of microsimulation including static, behavioural and spatial microsimulation methodologies, covering a wide range of policy domains.
At our last event we hosted more than 150 participants in Dublin, Ireland. This year’s meeting will be held on 23-24 October at the Maastricht School of Management (MsM), the Netherlands. Information on the conference venue and travel directions can be found here.
Holly Sutherland, Research Professor and Director of EUROMOD, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK
Matteo Richiardi, Institute for New Economic Thinking and Nuffield college, University of Oxford
The conference will consist of plenary and parallel sessions. Please see below for the programme.
Prof. Cathal O’Donoghue, President of the International Microsimulation Association and Head of the Rural Economy and Development Programme of Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority.
Dr. Franziska Gassmann, Senior Researcher and Head of our Poverty, Public Policy and Inclusive Innovation Research Theme at UNU-MERIT / School of Governance.
Irina Burlacu, Research Fellow specialized in Static Tax-Benefit Microsimulation at UNU-MERIT / School of Governance.
Gintare Mazeikaite, Research Fellow specialized Microeconometric Decomposition Techniques at UNU-MERIT / School of Governance.
Registration Fees and Logistics
Those who would like to attend but who will not present a paper are asked to register by Monday 6 October 2014. Please send an email stating your full name, affiliation, position, country and dietary requirements to: IMAeuropeanmeetfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration fee is €185, which includes lunches, coffee breaks and a final conference dinner (hosted at the picturesque Petit Bonheur restaurant in the heart of Maastricht). Participants are requested to arrange their travel and accommodation individually.
Participants of IMA are offered accommodation at a discount rate at the NH Hotel. The rate is 85 Euros per night, including breakfast, plus city tax of 3.61 Euros. The hotel is 5 mins away from the venue. For reservations, please email Nathalie Collard email@example.com with the specification “IMA Conference participant”. Other hotel options include Apart Hotel Randwyck, which also offers a 10% discount rate for IMA Participants. Please check the site before your arrival for the latest information.
Registration is only guaranteed after receipt of the transfer. Payment details are as follows:
Bank Name and Address: ING Business Banking, P.O. Box 90153, 5600 RE Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Bank Account Number: 220.127.116.115
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): NL05 INGB 0657 618705
Swift / BIC Code: INGBNL2A
Beneficiary: Maastricht University
Payment Specification: 38.40.00.01N/IMA – Your Last Name
MEDIA CREDITSInternational Microsimulation Association
UNU / H.Pijpers
Flickr / T.Nolls