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An integrated European benefit-tax model

Objective



SUMMARY

It is proposed to construct an integrated benefit-tax model covering all lS European Union countries, focused on social and integration policies and their implications for the economic resources of people who are socially excluded. The 'model' will be independent of any particular theoretical perspective, relying on the richness of the information provided in available household micro-data. It will therefore be of considerable use in the evaluation of a wide range of policy proposals in many contexts over a long period of time. The model, EUROMOD, will provide a consistent Europe-wide framework for the analysis of public policy changes and their impact on the socially excluded. It will make a significant contribution to European social science research infra-structure, and hence to the objectives of Area III.5.
It is proposed to build EUROMOD in conjunction with a group of potential users of the model's output. In addition to actually constructing the model, a preliminary set of analyses will be carried out in collaboration with this group. These analyses will focus on some major issues related to the promotion of social integration. This activity will contribute to Area III.4.

The immediate aim of the proposal is to build a durable and robust framework for Europewide policy analysis over the short-term. It will also provide a platform for more speculative and experimental research exercises in the future. The model will be built with both these objectives in mind.
EUROMOD will be of value both in assessing the consequences of consolidated social policies and in understanding how different policies in different countries may contribute to the common objective of reducing social exclusion. It will be of as much significance in evaluating national policies as in evaluating policies at the level of the European Union.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Cambridge
Address
Sidgwick Avenue
CB3 9DE Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (13)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Address
Rue D'ulm 45
75230 Paris
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Burlington Road 4
Dublin
European University Viadrina at Frankfurt
Germany
Address
59,Grosse Scharrnstrasse 59
15230 Frankfurt
GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Finland
Address
Haemeentie, 3
Helsinki
Handelshøjskolen i Århus
Denmark
Address
10,Gustav Wieds Vej 10
8210 Århus
Ministry of Finance - Government offices
Sweden
Address

103 33 Stockholm
Stichting Economisch Instituut Tilburg
Netherlands
Address
2,Warandelaan 2
5000 LE Tilburg
THE WARDEN AND FELLOWS OF NUFFIELD COLLEGE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
New Road
OX1 1NF Oxford
Technische Universität Wien
Austria
Address
8/175,Argentinierstrasse 8/175
1040 Wien
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
50,Avenue F.d. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Colombia
00133 Roma
Universidad de Barcelona
Spain
Address

08193 Barcelona
Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
6,Rua Do Quelhas 6
1200 Lisboa