Microsimulating labour market job-worker matching

  • Adam Harmon
  • Eric J. MillerEmail author
Original Research


This paper introduces a new agent-based microsimulation (ABM) model of urban labour markets, in which workers actively seeking employment in each time period are matched with vacant jobs. The model is designed to operate within the Integrated Land Use, Transportation, Environment (ILUTE) urban simulation model system. In the current model application, 1986 is taken as the base year, with 20-year simulations being run (1986–2006) to test the model’s performance within a known historical time-period.


Labour market Microsimulation Integrated urban model 



The research reported in this paper was supported by a Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inro SoftwareMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Mineral EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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