TOWARDS A MULTI-PURPOSE FRAMEWORK FOR TAX-BENEFIT MICROSIMULATION
Herwig Immervoll () and
Cathal O'Donoghue ()
Computational Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany
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.
Keywords: Microsimulation; Tax-Benefit Model; European Union (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 C88 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Towards a multi purpose framework for tax benefit microsimulation (2001)
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