Date & time
The inaugural ALife Conference was hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI), Australian National University (ANU), the Australian Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office, and was held on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 March, 2021 at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.
Professor Claus Thustrup Kreiner, of the Center for Economic Behaviour and Inequality, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen was the keynote speaker. Claus is co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics and an expert on the use of large administrative datasets for research and policy insight.
The conference featured empirical research papers based on Australian administrative data in the area of public economics. Each paper was assigned a discussant. The ALife conference also provided an opportunity to discuss the state of development of the ALife dataset, and for researchers that are making use of large administrative datasets to share their latest research and insights.
This conference was a by-invite-only event and a copy of the program, keynote address slides and opening speech are available at the ‘downloads’ tab above.
The organizing committee was composed by Robert Breunig (ANU), Claudio Labanca (Monash University), Diane Paul (ANU) and Tristram Sainsbury (ANU).
More information on the ALife dataset is available here.