New 27 country EUROMOD announced

The first-ever all-EU version of the microsimulation model, EUROMOD, has been released to the research community.

EUROMOD now simulates the tax and benefit policies of all 27 member states using micro-data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions.
As a multi-country European wide microsimulation model, EUROMOD is designed to produce results that are comparable across countries and meaningful when aggregated to the EU level.

Professor Holly Sutherland, Director of EUROMOD, which is based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, said:

“This is a major milestone for everyone at EUROMOD. The new first ever 27 country version of EUROMOD represents the accumulation of technical developments and expertise over a number years and involving a large team of people.”

In October ISER is hosting its second EUROMOD workshop, in Bucharest, Romania. This an opportunity for academics and policy makers interested in cross-national research on tax and benefits and their effects on income distribution and work incentives, to meet and discuss applications of EUROMOD and other microsimulation models. Key speakers include Olivier Bargain, Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille School of Economics, and Visiting Research Fellow at IZA, Germany, who will present ‘Fiscal Union in Europe: efficiency, equity and the stabilizing effects of an EU-wide income tax system.’

Follow this link for more information on accessing EUROMOD.


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