EUROMOD analysis informs new European Commission reports on economic policies

Analysis using EUROMOD – the tax-benefit microsimulation tool for the EU developed at ISER – has again been a feature of the European Commission’s annual European Semester, its process for monitoring economic policy across the Member States.

As part of the 2018 European Semester, the Commission has presented its latest country-specific recommendations, setting out economic and budgetary policy guidance for Member States for the next 12-18 months.

These recommendations – adjusted annually – build on a detailed social and economic analysis presented in a Country Report for each state published earlier this Spring.

In recent years, analysis using EUROMOD has appeared in a growing number of these Country Reports. This year, EUROMOD has been used to assess the impact of tax-transfer policies in 12 countries – Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Portugal, Romania, Sweden.