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Book Chapter Handbook of Income Distribution: Volume 2B Ch. 24

Microsimulation and policy analysis

Authors

Editors

Anthony B. Atkinson and Fran├žois Bourguignon

Publication date

2015

Summary

We provide an overview of microsimulation approaches for assessing the
effects of policy on income distribution. We focus on the role of
tax-benefit policies and review the concept of microsimulation and how
it contributes to the analysis of income distribution in general and
policy evaluation in particular. We consider the main challenges and
limitations of this approach and discuss directions for future
developments.

Subjects

Public Policy, Income Dynamics, and Microsimulation

Links

https://www.elsevier.com/books/handbook-of-income-distribution-vol-2b/atkinson/978-0-444-59429-7


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