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Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Acronyms." National Research Council. 1991. Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions -- The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling: Volume I, Review and Recommendations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1835.
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Glossary of Acronyms

The list below includes legislation, programs, agencies, surveys, and models; for a survey, program, or model, the agency that developed or is responsible for it is given in parentheses.


AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children [program] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [formerly, National Center for Health Services Research-NCHSR] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AHS

American Housing Survey (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

ASPE

[Office of the] Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce)

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor)


CASE

Computer-assisted software engineering

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CES

Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS)

CGE

Computable general equilibrium [models]

CORSIM

Cornell Simulation Model

CPI

Consumer Price Index (BLS)

CPS

Current Population Survey (BLS and Census Bureau)


DOL

[U.S.] Department of Labor

DRI

Data Resources, Inc.

Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Acronyms." National Research Council. 1991. Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions -- The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling: Volume I, Review and Recommendations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1835.
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DYNASIM2

Dynamic Simulation of Income Model 2 (Urban Institute)


FNS

Food and Nutrition Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

FOSTERS

Food Stamp Eligibility Routines (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

FSA

Family Support Act [of 1988]


GAO

General Accounting Office

GNP

Gross National Product (BEA)


HANES

Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NCHS)

HBSM

Health Benefits Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.)

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

HEW

[U.S. Department of] Health, Education, and Welfare

HHS

[U.S. Department of] Health and Human Services

HIS

Health Interview Survey (NCHS)

HITSM

Household Income and Tax Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.)


IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IQCS

Integrated Quality Control System (HHS and FNS)

IRA

Individual retirement account

IRS

Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

ISDP

Income Survey Development Program (ASPE and SSA)


JCT

Joint Committee on Taxation (U.S. Congress)


KGB

Kasten, Greenberg, and Betson [model] (ASPE)


LTCFM

Long-Term Care Financing [Sub]Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.)


MATH

Micro Analysis of Transfers to Households [model] (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)

MDM

Macroeconomic-Demographic Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.)

MRPIS

Multi-Regional Policy Impact Simulation [model] (Social Welfare Research Institute, Boston College)

MS-DOS

Microsoft Disk Operating System [for personal computers]


NCHS

National Center for Health Statistics (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

NCHSR

National Center for Health Services Research [now, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research-AHCPR] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

NIA

National Institute on Aging (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

NIPA

National Income and Product Accounts (BEA)

NMCES

[1977] National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NCHSR with NCHS)

NMCUES

[1980] National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey (NCHS with HCFA)

Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Acronyms." National Research Council. 1991. Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions -- The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling: Volume I, Review and Recommendations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1835.
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NMES

[1987] National Medical Expenditure Survey (AHCPR with HCFA)


OASDI

Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance [social security] (SSA)

OBRA

[1981] Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMB

[U.S.] Office of Management and Budget

OTA

Office of Tax Analysis (U.S. Department of the Treasury)


PBJI

Program for Better Jobs and Income (Carter administration)

PC

Personal computer

POPSIM

Population Simulation [model]

PRISM

Pension and Retirement Income Simulation Model (Lewin/ICF, Inc.)

PSID

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)


RIM

Reforms in Income Maintenance [model] (President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs)


SIPP

Survey of Income and Program Participation (Census Bureau)

SOCSIM

[Demographic]-Social Simulation [model]

SOI

Statistics of Income [Division] (Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury); Statistics of Income [samples of tax returns]

SPSD/M

Social Policy Simulation Database/Model (Statistics Canada)

SSA

Social Security Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

SSI

Supplemental Security Income [program] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

STATS

Simulated Tax and Transfer System [model] (SSA)


TRA

[1986] Tax Reform Act

TRIM2

Transfer Income Model 2 (Urban Institute)

Suggested Citation:"Glossary of Acronyms." National Research Council. 1991. Improving Information for Social Policy Decisions -- The Uses of Microsimulation Modeling: Volume I, Review and Recommendations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1835.
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This book reviews the uses and abuses of microsimulation models--large, complex models that produce estimates of the effects on program costs and who would gain and who would lose from proposed changes in government policies ranging from health care to welfare to taxes.

Volume 1 is designed to guide future investment in modeling and analysis capability on the part of government agencies that produce policy estimates. It will inform congressional and executive decision makers about the strengths and weaknesses of models and estimates and will interest social scientists in the potential of microsimulation techniques for basic and applied research as well as policy uses.

The book concludes that a "second revolution" is needed to improve the quality of microsimulation and other policy analysis models and the estimates they produce, with a special emphasis on systematic validation of models and communication of validation results to decision makers.

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