I am an economist with an academic background in both economics and computing science (PhD in Economics, MSc in Computing – Artificial Intelligence, MSc in Economics). I currently work at the NATSEM, University of Canberra, and serve as a board member of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). I have worked with many government and non-government organisations, academic institutions, and think tanks worldwide and have more than a decade of experience in developing advanced economic simulation models, which are used to estimate the distributional and the behavioural impact of policy interventions (e.g. tax policy changes) or environmental shocks (e.g. economic downturns). In 2018, I was invited to give expert evidence on the Australian Federal Parliament Senate Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment.
Over the years, I have developed a range of simulation and analytical software, ranging from statistical addons in Stata/R, e.g. edm (empirical dynamic model), to standalone policy simulation software in C/Python, e.g. Smart and SKilled education simulation model, to cloud based simulation models, e.g. STINMOD+ (taxation microsimulation model). Some of the work can be publicly accessed as described in the software section. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss model development.