Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68971
Authors: 
Immervoll, Herwig
O'Donoghue, Cathal
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
EUROMOD Working Paper Series EM2/01
Abstract: 
This paper introduces a generalised model building platform (MMEANS) for implementing and using tax-benefit microsimulation models. It is designed to aid in the construction of single- and multi-country tax-benefit models by providing all essential components and a system by which these can be parameterised and combined into a full model. We explain the conceptual and computational issues arising in the design and development of MMEANS. One application of the software has been to construct EUROMOD, a 15 country European tax-benefit model (Immervoll et al., 1999; Sutherland, 2001). However, we argue that, apart from its direct usefulness for this model, MMEANS can be used as a general software tool for microsimulation model building.
Subjects: 
Microsimulation
Tax-Benefit Model
European Union
JEL: 
C81
C88
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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