LIAM2 is a tool to develop (different kinds of) :ref:`microsimulation <microsimulation>` models.
The goal of the project is to let modellers concentrate on what is strictly specific to their model without having to worry about the technical details. This is achieved by providing a generic microsimulation toolbox which is not tied to a particular model. By making it available for free, our hope is to greatly reduce the development costs (in terms of both time and money) of microsimulation models.
The toolbox is made as generic as possible so that it can be used to develop almost any microsimulation model as long as it uses cross-sectional ageing, ie all individuals are simulated at the same time for one period, then for the next period, etc.
LIAM2 is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3. This means you can freely use, copy, modify and redistribute this software provided you follow a few conditions. See the license text for details.
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The software is primarily being developed at the Federal Planning Bureau (Belgium), with testing and funding by CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg) and IGSS (Luxembourg), and funding from the European Commission. See the :ref:`credits page <credits>` for details.