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ISER Working Paper Series 2014-23

Microsimulation and policy analysis

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Publication date

09 Jun 2014

Abstract

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

Subjects

Public Policy, Income Dynamics, and Microsimulation

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