EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Confidence Intervals for Policy Reforms in Behavioural Tax Microsimulation Modelling

John Creedy, Guyonne Kalb and Hsein Kew

Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series from Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: This paper addresses the need for a measure of the uncertainty that is associated with the results calculated through tax policy behavioural microsimulation modelling. Deriving the analytical measure would be extremely complicated. Therefore, a simulated approach is proposed which generates a pseudo sampling distribution of aggregate measures based on the sampling distribution of the estimated labour supply parameters. This approach, which is very computer intensive, is compared to a more time-efficient approach where the functional form of the sampling distribution is assumed to be normal. The results show that in many instances the results from the two approaches are quite similar. The exception is when aggregate measures for minor types of payments, involving relatively small groups of the population, are examined.

New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp and nep-pub
Date: 2004-12
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/downloads ... series/wp2004n32.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: CONFIDENCE INTERVALS FOR POLICY REFORMS IN BEHAVIOURAL TAX MICROSIMULATION MODELLING (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: Confidence Intervals for Policy Reforms in Behavioural Tax Microsimulation Modelling (2005) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2004n32

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series from Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sheri Carnegie ().

 
Page updated 2019-05-14
Handle: RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2004n32