Dr Jinjing LiAssociate Professor


Address: Building 24 University of Canberra Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 2776


National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling Modelling (NATSEM)


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra

Research Interests

Labour economics; statistical modeling; microsimulation; tax and income issues


Dr Jinjing Li is an Associate Professor at the National Social and Economic Modelling Centre (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, and an affiliated researcher at the United Nations University and Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He has also been a visiting fellow at Harvard University in U.S. and Teagasc in Ireland. His main research interest is policy modelling and evaluation using microsimulation techniques, with a particular focus on simulating the behavioural response and shifts in distributions due to changes in the economic environment and policies, e.g. tax policy reform.

Dr Li currently serves as a board member of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). He developed a range of economic simulation models for different organisations, and collaborated with many government agencies, think tanks and international organisations from Australia, China, Korea, Belgium, Luxembourg, International Labor Organisation and others. He currently leads multiple Australian policy simulation projects, which allow government agencies to better assess the socio-economic consequence of policy reforms.

  • Li, J. (2016). A Review of Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users. International Journal of Microsimulation, 8, 3, pp. 148-151.

  • Li, J. and Kinfu, Y. (2016), “Impact of socioeconomic and risk factors on cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes in Australia: comparison of results from longitudinal and cross-sectional designs”, BMJ Open, 6, 4, pp. 1-11.

  • Li, J., Duncan, A., & Miranti, R. (2015), “Underemployment among Mature-Age Workers in Australia”, Economic Record, 91, 295, pp. 438-462.

  • Li, J., and O’Donoghue, C. (2014), “Evaluating Binary Alignment Methods in Dynamic Microsimulation Models”,  Journal of Artificial Society and Simulation, 17, Article 15, pp. 1-19
  • Li, J, and Sologon, D.M. (2014), “A Continuous Labour Supply Model in Microsimulation: A Life-Cycle Modelling Approach with Heterogeneity and Uncertainty Extension”,  PloS One, 9, 11, pp. 1-15
  • Li, J, O'Donoghue, C. and Dekkers, G. (2014), “Dynamic Models”. In O’Donoghue, C., ed., Handbook of Microsimulation, Bingley, UK, Emerald, pp. 305-333

  • Li, J., O'Donoghue, C., Loughrey, J., and Harding, A. (2014), “Static Models”. In O’Donoghue, C., ed., Handbook of Microsimulation, Bingley, UK, Emerald, pp. 47-66

Besides academic paper publications, Dr. Li is the principal author and the collaborator of many economic simulation software. Some of his recent work includes,

  • Australian Dynamic Spatial Population Simulation for the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Control
  • NHMRC workforce simulation model for the National Health and Medicine Research Council Australia
  • STINMOD+, a flexible tax and transfer policy simulation model for Australia, NATSEM
  • “Smart and Skilled” Education policy microsimulation model for the New South Wales Department of Industry
  • Australia Higher Education Reform Policy Simulation Tool for the Australian Labor Party
  • Hungarian Dynamic Microsimulation-CGE model for the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice
PhD Supervision

Areas of Supervision:

  • Labour economics
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Microsimulation
  • Tax and income issues





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