National Centre For Social And Economic Modelling (NATSEM)


For over 20 years NATSEM has been one of Australia’s leading economic and social policy research centres, and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost centres of excellence for microsimulation, economic modelling and policy evaluation.

NATSEM undertakes independent and impartial research, and aims to be a key contributor to social and economic policy debate and analysis Australia-wide and throughout the world through expert economic modelling of the highest quality, while also supplying research services to commercial, government and not-for-profit clients. Through its research NATSEM is an active contributor to social and economic policy debate and its research receives extensive media and public attention.

NATSEM’s work covers the areas of Tax/Transfer policy modelling, small area policy modelling for urban and regional areas, modelling disadvantage and policies to reduce disadvantage, modelling labour force including childcare, and modelling health conditions and costs.

Over the next few years, NATSEM will be growing our research, and will be looking for top candidates for jobs at a number of levels from Research Assistants to Associate Professors. If you are interested in working at NATSEM, please send your CV to NATSEM | at |, and we will keep you informed of any opportunities as they arise.

NATSEM also has a visitor program, which funds international and Australian visitors to work with NATSEM staff on a particular project. The visitor program is funded on a case by case basis, and you can apply through any NATSEM staff member. It is expected that a visitor will visit for between 2 and 4 weeks, that a paper will be produced with NATSEM staff, and that the visitor will give a NATSEM seminar while here. The visitor program can fund travel costs and accommodation, up to a maximum of AU$2000. It does not fund staff time, and co-funding from the visitor’s institution is an advantage.

NATSEM PhD Scholarship

NATSEM also has a PhD scholarship available which funds a NATSEM PhD student. To apply for this scholarship, your lead supervisor needs to be a NATSEM staff member (staff profiles below). This scholarship can be applied for through the NATSEM staff member – let them know that you want to apply for it when you are talking to them about your topic, and they will help you with the next steps towards application. At the moment, there is one PhD scholarship available with the student starting in 2018, and as more come up we will advertise them.



Professor Laurie BrownDeputy Director at the InstituteView Profile
Dr Xiaodong GongPrinciple Research Fellow and Associate ProfessorView Profile
Dr Hai Anh LaSenior Research FellowView Profile
Dr Jinjing LiAssociate ProfessorView Profile
Dr Riyana (Mira) MirantiConvenor of IGPA Indonesia Program & Associate ProfessorView Profile
Dr Yogi VidyattamaSenior Research FellowView Profile