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Welfare, Non-Linear Busget Constraints and Behavioural Microsimulation

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  • Creedy, J.
  • Duncan, A.

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This paper provides a technical survey of recent developments in behavioural microsimulation. We discuss the criteria by which models of labour supply may be chosen for application to behavioural microsimulation, and consider how such models may be augmented to control for fixed costs, child-related work costs, preference heterogeneity and endogeneity in wages. We describe methods by which non-linear budgets constraints may be accommodated in estimation, in policy simulation, and in welfare analysis, and discuss how stochastic terms may be factored into the simulation of behavioural responses to some policy shock.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 688.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:688

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Keywords: BEHAVIOUR ; SIMULATION ; MICROECONOMICS;

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  1. Veronica Amarante & Rodrigo Arim & Gioia de Melo & Andrea Vigorito, 2010. "Family Allowances and Child School Attendance: An ex-ante Evaluation of Alternative Schemes in Uruguay," Working Papers PMMA 2010-07, PEP-PMMA.
  2. Viktor Steiner & Katharina Wrohlich, 2007. "Introducing Family Tax Splitting in Germany: How Would It Affect the Income Distribution, Work Incentives and Household Welfare?," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 44, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  3. Steiner, Viktor & Wrohlich, Katharina, 2006. "Introducing Family Tax Splitting in Germany: How Would It Affect the Income Distribution and Work Incentives?," IZA Discussion Papers 2245, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Christophe Muller, 2003. "Female Activity Choice In A Dual Context: An Integrated Model For Formal And Informal Sectors In Cameroon," Working Papers. Serie AD 2003-39, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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