Member Profile

PROFESSOR Jinjing LiProfessor


Address: Building 11 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

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

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Professor Jinjing Li has a PhD (PhD, Msc (Computing – Artificial Intelligence), MSc (Economics)) in economic modelling (2011) and is an Associate professor at the NATSEM. He is an internationally recognised expert in microsimulation modelling and serves as a board member of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA). He has more than 10 years of experience developing advanced economic simulation models. In 2018, Professor Li was invited to give evidence on Senate Committee’s Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment for his expertise in tax simulation modelling.

Professor Li led and developed a range of policy simulation models since joining NATSEM and contributed to projects which generated over two million of external funding. He developed Smart and Skilled simulation model which assisted the allocation of billions of dollars’ worth of subsidy from NSW government in the VET sector reform. AIHW in Australia also uses his research software for work on health expenditure analyses. STINMOD+ tax microsimulation model which he designed, is used or referred by a range of government agencies, NGOs, consulting groups and general public in Australia. Internationally, Professor Li has been invited to consult on and contribute to various microsimulation projects worldwide for international organisations, government agencies, NGOs and think tanks.


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

  • Inequalities In Standards Of Living: Evidence For Improved Income Support For People With Disability
  • Child social exclusion, poverty and disadvantage in Australia
  • 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
  • Microsimulation
  • Income and wealth inequality





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