EUROMOD is the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union, with more than 20 years of existence. It is based on micro-data from the Eurostat’s European Union Statistics on Income Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and the Family Resources Survey for the United Kingdom.
EUROMOD calculates tax liabilities and benefit entitlements for existing tax-benefits systems, estimating the effects on income inequality and poverty, government budgets, and work incentives.
It is a widely used tool for comparative research and analysis, that allows analyzing and comparing the effects of tax and social policies, as well as policy reforms, both for the population of each country and for the European Union as a whole.
EUROMOD is developed and managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex in collaboration with the national teams of the Member States of the European Union.
National teams make available their local knowledge on theirs tax benefit systems and, in many cases, provide the data to be considered about their country. National teams also play an important role contributing to the preparation of the EUROMOD country reports.
Since 2018, the Institute of Public Policy hosts EUROMOD project in Portugal. Currently, the Portuguese national team is composed by the following members:
Vítor Manuel Junqueira
Director of the National Pension Center of the Social Security Institute
Over EUROMOD’s 20 years of existence, the Portuguese team was composed by: Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, José Luís Albuquerque, Rita Peixinho, Vítor Junqueira, Rita Figueiras and Joana Andrade Vicente.
Main statistics for Portugal
EUROMOD is continually being improved and updated and the results presented here represent work in progress. The current release of Statistics is using EUROMOD version H1.0+ (last updated 17/01/2018).
The base dataset for EUROMOD for Portugal is EU-SILC 2015-1. The year of collection and income reference period is 2015, and the simulated policy years are 2014-2017.
You can find the main EUROMOD statistics for Portugal here.
Since the beginning of this collaboration, our Institute has already had the opportunity to take part in the following sessions:
Below you can access the most recent publications, with the latest news and related to Portugal, developed under the EUROMOD project:
- EUROMOD Country Report – Portugal (PT) 2015 – 2018 (Rodrigues, Junqueira and Vicente, 2018)
- Newsletter November 2018
- Newsletter July 2018 – which includes a special interview to the EUROMOD Portuguese national team
- EUROMOD Country Report – Portugal (PT) 2014 – 2017 (Rodrigues, Junqueira and Vicente, 2017)
Click here to access the full list of publications under the EUROMOD project.