Tony Lawson

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Tony Lawson


University of Essex

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Methods and Tools for the Microsimulation and Forecasting of Household Expenditure

Income Model

Tony Lawson | Published Monday, August 26, 2013

This is the code for the model described in an article in the International Journal of Microsimulation. Lawson (2013) ‘Modelling Household Spending Using a Random Assignment Scheme’, International Journal of Microsimulation, 6(2) Autumn 2013, 56-75.


Tony Lawson | Published Friday, March 16, 2012 | Last modified Saturday, April 27, 2013

How can species evolve a cooperative network to keep the environment suitable for life?

Ageing and Spending

Tony Lawson | Published Tuesday, October 06, 2015

How natural population ageing affects UK household spending patterns.

UK Demographic Simulator

Tony Lawson | Published Monday, February 27, 2012 | Last modified Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A dynmaic microsimulation model to project the UK population over time

Income and Expenditure

Tony Lawson | Published Thursday, October 06, 2011 | Last modified Saturday, April 27, 2013

How do households alter their spending patterns when they experience changes in income? This model answers this question using a random assignment scheme where spending patterns are copied from a household in the new income bracket.


Tony Lawson | Published Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Last modified Saturday, April 27, 2013

Demographic microsimulation model used in speed tests against LIAM 2.

Under development.

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