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EUROMOD: The European Union Tax-Benefit Microsimulation Model

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  • Sutherland, Holly
  • Figari, Francesco

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This paper aims to provide an introduction to the current state of the art of EUROMOD, the European Union tax-benefit microsimulation model. It explains the original motivations for building a multi-country EU-wide model and summarises its current organisation. It provides an overview of EUROMOD components, covering its policy scope, the input data, the validation process and some technical aspects such as the tax-benefit programming language and the user interface. The paper also reviews some recent applications of EUROMOD and, finally, considers future developments.

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Paper provided by EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series EUROMOD Working Papers with number EM8/13.

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Date of creation: 28 Mar 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ese:emodwp:em8-13

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  1. John Hills & Alari Paulus & Holly Sutherland & Iva Tasseva, 2014. "A lost decade? Decomposing the effect of 2001-11 tax-benefit policy changes on the income distribution in EU countries," ImPRovE Working Papers, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp 14/03, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp.
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  4. Stefan Bach & Peter Haan & Richard Ochmann, 2013. "Taxation of Married Couples in Germany and the UK: One-Earner Couples Make the Difference," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 6(3), pages 3-24.
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  7. Sasa Randelovic & Jelena Zarkovic Rakic, 2013. "Improving work incentives in Serbia: evaluation of a tax policy reform using SRMOD," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 1(6), pages 157-176.
  8. Ive Marx & Brian Nolan & Javier Olivera, 2014. "The Welfare State and Anti-Poverty Policy in Rich Countries," Working Papers, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp 1403, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp.
  9. Lidia Ceriani & Carlo V. Fiorio & Chiara Gigliarano, 2013. "The importance of choosing the data set for tax-benefit analysis," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 1(6), pages 86-121.
  10. Horacio Levy & Manos Matsaganis & Holly Sutherland, 2013. "Towards a European Union Child Basic Income? Within and between country effects," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 1(6), pages 63-85.
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  15. Manos Matsaganis & Chrysa Leventi, 2014. "Distributive Effects of the Crisis and Austerity in Seven EU Countries," ImPRovE Working Papers, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp 14/04, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp.

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