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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.

The EUI has an institutional-level contract with ISER for access to the simulation software. Users requiring access must register with ISER (details 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

EUI members wishing to access EUROMOD are required to associate with the ISER contract (University of Essex) as follows:

  • Request an individual EUROMOD access registration form by writing to [email protected]
  • Complete the access registration form and return to EUROMOD as a scanned attachment
  • The form is processed by the EURODOD administrative office and sent back to the EUI applicant for signature
  • The applicant must sign the form, scan, and return EUROMOD as an attachment
  • The EUROMOD office then provides access to the simulation model via the ISER Filestore remote file-sharing application
  • For assistance, write to [email protected]


Conditions of Access

EUROMOD is developed and maintained by a team of researchers at ISER in collaboration with national teams from EU member states. Conditions of access are:

1. That researchers acknowledge use of EUROMOD in all publications and other outputs (such as conference presentations), giving the version number;

2. That researchers inform themselves of, and abide by, the conditions of access of all the input micro-data that they make use of, and acknowledge use of these data in any publication. An example of appropriate wording is: "The results presented here are based on EUROMOD version G1.0+.  EUROMOD is maintained, developed and managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, in collaboration with national teams from the EU member states. We are indebted to the many people who have contributed to the development of EUROMOD and to the European Commission for providing financial support for it. The results and their interpretation are the authors’ responsibility"

3. That researechers inform the EUROMOD administrative office [email protected] about the use of EUROMOD and keep the office informed about all publications making use of results from EUROMOD;

4. That researchers submit papers using EUROMOD results for publication in the EUROMOD Working Paper series;

5. That researchers do not give EUROMOD to anyone else. Potential users should contact EUROMOD directly.


Underlying EU-SILC micro data

EUI members who wish to access the underlying EU-SILC micro data, are required to prepare a project application for Eurostat. Full details are on the Library's EU-SILC page.

(EUROMOD users do not need to complete a Eurostat/EU-SILC access application.)

EU-SILC contains comparable, cross-sectional and longitudinal multi-dimensional data on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions in the European Union in two dimensions: Cross-sectional Data pertaining to fixed time periods with variables on income, poverty, social exclusion and other living conditions, and; Longitudinal Data pertaining to individual-level changes, observed periodically over four years.


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Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected] 





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