Colchester, United Kingdom

Using EUROMOD in Cross Country Microsimulation

online course
when 18 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
language English
duration 1 week

The course will cover the basics of tax-benefit microsimulation, the logic and structure behind EUROMOD, working with EUROMOD’s user interface, input data, EUROMOD ‘language’ and using existing documentation. The bulk of the course is dedicated to teaching EUROMOD functions which form the building blocks of the EUROMOD ‘language’. The course combines lectures with live demonstrations of the model. Participants also have the opportunity to carry out a number of exercises to test and refine their understanding of the model.
At the end of the course, participants are expected to have a good understanding of how EUROMOD works and to be capable of using EUROMOD for their own purposes.
Participants will be provided with a free copy of the latest public release of the model to be installed on their own personal computer.

Course leader

Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom.

Target group

Requirements for attending the winter school are:
an interest in using microsimulation for policy analysis;
a basic knowledge of quantitative analysis;
familiarity with Stata is desirable but not essential.

Course aim

General information
The aim of the course is to provide academics, policy practitioners and other interested users with an introduction to the concepts, structure and functioning of EUROMOD. EUROMOD is a state-of-the-art tax-benefit microsimulation model linking micro-data from household surveys and policy legislation in a single user interface. It allows for complex policy impact analysis, such as evaluations of policy reforms in terms of poverty, inequality, work incentives and government budgets, assessments of EU-wide policies or estimation of the impact of changing population characteristics on the redistributive effect of existing policies. EUROMOD covers all 28 EU Member States.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participants currently using EUROMOD or intending to make use of EUROMOD in the near future are encouraged to prepare a brief (10 minute) presentation of their project.
Participants will be selected based on their motivation for attending the course.
Participation in the summer school is free of charge.