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UKMOD: a new, free-to-use, tax-and-benefit microsimulation model for the UK

Professor Mike Brewer is leading an innovative project to create a new open access model for testing UK tax and benefit policies

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The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa

New briefing published by United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) on using microsimulation to test policies to reduce poverty in six African nations, based on ISER research

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Professor Mike Brewer's new book What Do We Know and What Should We Do About Inequality?

Professor Mike Brewer discusses “What We Know” about economic inequalities in the UK, presenting new analysis of the top 1% and 0.1% in the UK, and summarising the causes and consequences of high levels of inequality

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Professor Sonia Bhalotra wins The Conversation Prize for her article on price of gold and link to baby girl death rates

‘When gold prices go up, so does the cost of a dowry – and baby girl survival rates in India fall’ wins prize presented as the most downloaded social science article

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ISER research informs new European Commission policy briefs on fairness

Comparative research uses our tax-benefit microsimulation model, EUROMOD, to look at social mobility, regional and inter-generational inequalities

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ISER experts advise on designing policies to tackle poverty and inequality in Colombia

ISER’s experts in microsimulation have been working alongside Colombian academics and policymakers

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