SOUTHMOD presented at the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre

3 March 2022, online

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Pia Rattenhuber presents SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation work at EU Commission's Joint Research Centre's (JRC) biweekly seminar series on 3 March 2022.

The seminar is open to all European Commission staff and EUROMOD national teams. The JRC is the host for the EUROMOD model, and develops the EUROMOD software that is also used by SOUTHMOD models.

Tax-benefit microsimulation models provide knowledge for better policy-making and inclusive development. With the models the effects of different policy scenarios on poverty, inequality, and government revenues can be analysed and compared. SOUTHMOD project is concentrated on developing these models in the Global South.

SOUTHMOD project is part of UNU-WIDER's research and capacity development programme on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (Norad).