What is EUROMOD?

EUROMOD is a tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union that enables researchers and policy analysts to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country and for the EU as a whole.

Cross-country comparability is enabled by coding the policy systems of the EU-28 countries according to a common framework based on a standard set of protocols.

The model is open access, with an increasing number of users across Europe and beyond. There are now several hundred active users from a range of institutional backgrounds, helping bridge the gap between academic research and policymaking. Users are encouraged to publish their EUROMOD-based analysis in a flourishing Working Paper series.

The EUROMOD platform is highly flexible but also organised, documented, validated and transparent. Underpinning the model is the purpose-built software comprising a user-friendly interface, supplemented by “plug-ins” and “add-ons” for special purpose analysis.