Belgium, Antwerp

Using EUROMOD for model family simulations

when 22 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
language English
duration 1 week

The course will deal with the basics of tax-benefit micro-simulation and model family simulation. It will cover the logic and structure behind EUROMOD, working with EUROMOD’s user interface, input data, EUROMOD ‘language’ and using existing documentation.

The use and functions of the HHoT are taught, additionally also basic EUROMOD functions form an important part of the course. By a variety of lectures, live demonstrations of the model and hands-on exercises, participants learn how to use the model how and refine their understanding of the HHoT.

At the end of the course, participants are expected to have a good understanding of how HHoT and EUROMOD work and to be capable of using HHoT for their own purposes.
Exercises are carried out using participants’ private computers. Participants will be provided with a free copy of the latest public release of EUROMOD to be installed on their own personal computer. The course will use hypothetical families as input dataset. No access to ‘real’ data can be granted on the basis of taking part in the course.

Course leader

University of Antwerp

Target group

This summer school is aimed at PhD students, early-stage researcher and practitioners without prior knowledge of EUROMOD. The course will be focusing on conveying basic knowledge about the structure, logic and functioning of the EUROMOD model and HHoT plugin.

Course aim

The aim of this summer school is to provide academics, policy practitioners and other interested users with an introduction to the concepts, structure and functioning of HHoT and EUROMOD. The course will deal with the basics of tax-benefit micro-simulation and model family simulation. It will cover the logic and structure behind EUROMOD, working with EUROMOD’s user interface, input data, EUROMOD ‘language’ and using existing documentation. The use and functions of the HHoT are taught, additionally also basic EUROMOD functions form an important part of the course. By a variety of lectures, live demon¬strations of the model and hands-on exercises, participants learn how to use the model how and refine their understanding of the HHoT.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the summer school is free of charge and potential participants may receive a partial reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs. More information is available soon.