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Chapter 3 SESIM: A Swedish Micro-Simulation Model

Simulating an Ageing Population: A Microsimulation Approach Applied to Sweden

ISBN: 978-0-444-53253-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-536-9

ISSN: 0573-8555

Publication date: 9 April 2008

Abstract

In 1997, SESIM was developed as a tool at the Swedish ministry of finance to evaluate the Swedish system to finance higher education. Part of that work was documented in Ericson and Hussénius (2000). We refer to this as version I of SESIM. Focus then shifted from education to pensions. SESIM was used to evaluate the financial sustainability of the new Swedish pension system. This new application implied that SESIM was developed into a general micro-simulation model (MSM) that can be used for a broad set of issues. We refer to this as the second version of SESIM and the documentation is presented in Flood (2003). The present version, SESIM III, maintains the focus on pensions but extends the analyses to include health issues, regional mobility, and wealth.

Citation

Flood, L. (2008), "Chapter 3 SESIM: A Swedish Micro-Simulation Model", Klevmarken, A. and Lindgren, B. (Ed.) Simulating an Ageing Population: A Microsimulation Approach Applied to Sweden (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Vol. 285), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 55-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0573-8555(07)00003-X

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