[gov3009-l] Applied Statistics Workshop: Laura Hatfield on Wed., Feb. 6

Konstantin Kashin kkashin at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Feb 4 01:49:10 EST 2013

Dear all,

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 12-1.30 in in
CGIS Knafel Room 354 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Laura
an Assistant Professor from the Department of Health Care Policy at the
Harvard Medical School, will give a presentation entitled "Statistical
properties and health policy applications of microsimulation". A light
lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.


> When forecasting the impact of novel policy interventions, simulations are
> standard. If the behavior of the entire system is complex and not well
> identified by existing data, simulations that focus on the behavior of
> smaller units, such as individuals, may be preferred. So-called
> microsimulation models can incorporate complications such as clustering,
> nonlinearity, non-standard distributions, and time-dependence. This talk
> will present an overview of microsimulation techniques, with a focus on
> statistical features and dynamic (vs static) simulation, especially in
> health policy settings. I will also describe the current development of a
> model of health insurance coverage and health care spending of Medicare
> beneficiaries.

An up-to-date schedule for the workshop is available at


Konstantin Kashin
Ph.D. Candidate in Government
Harvard University

Mobile: 978-844-0538
E-mail: kkashin at fas.harvard.edu
Site: http://www.konstantinkashin.com/<http://people.fas.harvard.edu/%7Ekkashin/>
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