International policy exchange

Professor Holly Sutherland will be presenting EUROMOD, the multi-Country, Europe-wide tax-benefit model developed at ISER at a policy exchange workshop in the States next month.

The 2009 Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management takes place in Washington DC, from 5-7 November. The theme of the conference is: Evidenced Based Policy Making in the Post-Bush/Clinton Era.

At a specially-organised pre-conference workshop entitled European Measures of Income, Poverty, and Social Exclusion: Recent Developments and Lessons for U.S. Poverty Measurement, Professor Sutherland will be demonstrating how EUROMOD enables researchers and policy analysts to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country and for the EU as a whole. She will also explain how the sophisticated computer-based resource can calculate the effects of actual policies and be used to evaluate the effects of tax-benefit policy reforms and other changes on poverty, inequality, incentives and government budgets.

Holly is delighted to have been invited to present the work that she and her team have been doing at the workshop:

“The purpose of the workshop is to showcase some of the most relevant research going on in Europe to improve measurements of income, poverty, and well-being. It comes as the US is discussing making the first major changes in the official poverty measure in more than forty years and I believe that much of what we are doing in a European context with EUROMOD will be of interest to researchers working in this field in the States.”


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