Nordic countries look to microsimulation as a tool for policy formulation

ISER’s Olga Rastrigina was an invited speaker at a meeting organised by the Nordic Social-Statistical Committee (NOSOSCO) in Reykjavik on 11 November. The meeting was set up in order to take the first steps in exploring the use of tax-benefit microsimulations tools – and perhaps a common tool – as an aid to policy making in the Nordic countries.

Olga demonstrated the effectiveness of EUROMOD as a tool for policy analysis among the EU28 countries and its use as a means of estimating the impact of policy alternatives in terms of their distributional effects.

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