New team members for EUROMOD

Andrea Salvatori, Alberto Tumino and Tina Haux Andrea Salvatori, Alberto Tumino and Tina Haux

Three new researchers have joined the EUROMOD project at ISER.

Tina Haux, Alberto Tumino and Andrea Salvatori have joined the project as Research Officers. All three are involved in the development and updating of the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union.

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. It is a unique resource for cross-national research, designed to produce results that are comparable across countries and meaningful when aggregated to the EU level.

The project received substantial funding from the European Commission earlier this year to extend and expand it to cover the whole enlarged European Union. The funding has made these three new appointments possible and is also being used to raise awareness among researchers, international bodies and Governments of how EUROMOD can be used to measure the impact of tax and benefit policies on people’s living standards and ultimately tackle inequality and poverty.

Tina Haux has just passed her PhD viva at the University of Bath. Her thesis examined different approaches to targeting lone parents for work activation. Prior to that she worked as a Government researcher and has also worked in the voluntary sector doing research on tax credits, childcare and child contact after separation. Alberto Tunmino has both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters in Economics and Social Sciences from “L. Bocconi” University in Milan. His research interests are tax-benefit microsimulation modelling and retirement incentives. Andrea Salvatori recently submitted his PhD in Economics at the University of Warwick where he has conducted research in Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics. He has also studied temporary employment focusing on job satisfaction, wage differentials and its relationship with unions.


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