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FiFoSiM - an integrated tax benefit microsimulation and CGE model for Germany

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  • Andreas Peichl

    () (IZA Bonn, ISER and University of Cologne. IZA P.O. Box 7240, 53072 Bonn, Germany;)

  • Thilo Schaefer

    () (Center for Public Economics, University of Cologne, Zuelpicher Str. 182, 50937 Cologne, Germany)

Abstract

This paper describes FiFoSiM, the integrated tax benefit microsimulation and computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Center of Public Economics at the University of Cologne. FiFoSiM consists of three main parts. The first part is a static tax benefit microsimulation module. The second part adds a behavioural component to the model; an econometrically estimated labour supply model. The third module is a CGE model which allows the user of FiFoSiM to assess the global economic effects of policy measures. Two specific features distinguish FiFoSiM from other tax benefit models: First, the simultaneous use of two databases for the tax benefit module and second, the linkage of the tax benefit model to a CGE model.

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  • Andreas Peichl & Thilo Schaefer, 2009. "FiFoSiM - an integrated tax benefit microsimulation and CGE model for Germany," International Journal of Microsimulation, International Microsimulation Association, vol. 2(1), pages 1-15.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijm:journl:v:2:y:2009:i:1:p:1-15
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