Jara, Holguer Xavier Sutherland, Holly Avram, Silvia De Agostini, Paola Figari, Francesco Levy, Horacio Navicke, Jekaterina Paulus, Alari Rastrigina, Olga Tasseva, Iva Tumino, Alberto
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EUROMOD Working Paper EM13/13
This paper presents baseline results from the latest version of EUROMOD (version F6.36+), the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the EU. First, we briefly report the process of updating EUROMOD. We then present indicators for income inequality and risk of poverty using EUROMOD and discuss the main reasons for differences between these and EU-SILC based indicators. We further compare EUROMOD indicators across countries and over time between 2009 and 2012. Finally, we provide estimates of marginal effective tax rates (METR) for all 27 EU countries in order to explore the effect of tax and benefit systems on work incentives at the intensive margin. Throughout we highlight both the potential of EUROMOD as a tool for policy analysis and the caveats that should be borne in mind when using it and interpreting results. This paper updates the work reported in EUROMOD Working Paper EM3/2013.
microsimulation redistribution tax-benefit system poverty inequality work incentives