The Policy Simulation Library (PSL) is an open source software library for public-policy decisionmaking. The models in PSL are developed by independent projects that conform to PSL criteria for transparency. Meetups will provide an opportunity for modelers to demo their computational policy models and users to learn more about open source policy analysis.
12:00 PM - Lunch and registration
12:15 PM - Updates from open-source projects
12:30 PM - Presentation: Richard Evans
1:15 PM - Reception
1:30 PM - Adjournment
Join us for the Policy Simulation Library (PSL) DC January Meeting, hosted by AEI’s Open Source Policy Center, to learn how computational simulation models are used to inform public policy decision-making. This month's event will feature Richard Evans, the director of the Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory at the University of Chicago and a core maintainer of OG-USA, an open-source model for dynamic revenue analysis.
Please RSVP for this event on AEI's event page to accommodate our host's security procedures: https://www.aei.org/events/the-policy-simulation-library-dc-meeting-og-usa-model-demo/
OG-USA is an overlapping-generations model of the US economy, written in Python, that allows for dynamic general equilibrium analysis of federal tax policy. The model output focuses on changes in macroeconomic aggregates, wages, interest rates, and the stream of tax revenues. OG-USA recently joined the PSL Catalog, an open-source software library of public-policy models.
Everyone is welcome to the PSL DC Meeting regardless of technical knowledge or experience, although please expect modeling code and results to be presented.
To learn more about PSL, visit www.PSLmodels.org.