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EUROMOD EU Tax and Benefits Simulator


Data description

EuroModeEUROMOD is a tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union developed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. EUROMOD enables researchers and policy analysts to calculate and compare the effects of tax and benefit policies on household incomes for EU member states and for the EU as a whole. Version I2.0+ of EUROMOD was released in February 2020.

Users requiring access must complete the application procedure described below.


Time period

EUROMOD uses underlying EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) data from 2004 to 2017, and EU member state fiscal data for Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania and the United Kingdom.


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How to access


The Institute for Social and Economic Research provides the following access conditions:

"There are two steps involved in applying for access to use EUROMOD and its accompanying input data: (i) securing permission to use the input data and (ii) completing an online request form. It is important to be aware that the first step may take up to 12 weeks to complete.

Step 1: Secure permission to access input data

If you do not require any input data, please preceed to Step 2.

If you require input data based on, or using, EU-SILC, you will need to provide evidence that you are currently a member of a Eurostat-recognised research entity [write to [email protected] for the entity number] and also part of a Eurostat-approved research proposal to access the EU-SILC data used by EUROMOD. Your proposal should mention that you intend to use EUROMOD and EUROMOD data sets.

If you wish to use UK data, you will need to provide evidence that you currently have a UKData Service registration and that you are eligible to access the Family Resources Survey (FRS) data.

Access to IT data requires no additional permissions.

Note that if you wish to use only IT data or UK data (or both) you need not meet the Eurostat conditions of access.

Armed with evidence of your permission to access the input data you need, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the EUROMOD and input data request form

On receipt of a submitted form, we will request evidence of your permission to access the input data. A conditions of access agreement will then be sent to you for signature and return. If you are a new EUROMOD user, a Redmine filesharing account will be set up for you, enabling you to download the requested model/data. Returning users will re-use their Redmine account."


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Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected] 





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