Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/64898
Authors: 
Popova, Daria
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
EUROMOD Working Paper EM7/12
Abstract: 
The Russian tax-benefit system consists of numerous types of support available to a large circle of beneficiaries; they are regulated by a number of legislative acts that focus on certain types of assistance rather than on vulnerable groups. In addition, the decentralization reform of social protection carried out in 2005 motivated many regional governments to implement their own social programs that differ in terms of design and generosity. So far, however, little is known about the impact of the tax-benefit policies on income distribution and poverty in Russia. This paper describes the construction of a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Russia (RUSMOD) which is based upon the EUROMOD platform. RUSMOD simulates the eligibility and receipt of most of the existing monetary policies at the federal and regional levels and assesses their potential redistributive effect. This paper aims to provide necessary background material on the construction of the model to anyone wishing to work with RUSMOD.
Subjects: 
tax-benefit policy
microsimulation
regional policies
Russia
JEL: 
I32
I38
H24
D31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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