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– A feasibility study for an extension of SOUTHMOD in Indonesia
Arip Muttaqien, Denisa Sologon, Cathal O'Donoghue - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study aims to expand the use of tax-benefit microsimulation tools in Indonesia. In particular, it reviews the feasibility of expanding SOUTHMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model being applied in developing countries that was developed based on the European Union tax-benefit...

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– How they impact inequality in Vietnam
Hai Anh La, Duc Anh Dang - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Personal income tax is attracting more attention from the Vietnamese government, which has been looking for a way to reinforce its budget revenue. Although this tax plays an increasing role, representing 7.3 per cent of the revenue expected in 2018, this figure is still small, suggesting an...

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– Simulating universal pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa
Pia Rattenhuber, Maria Jouste - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting. Universal pensions would significantly reduce poverty and inequality in settings in...

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– The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa
Olivier Bargain, H. Xavier Jara, Prudence Kwenda, Miracle Ntuli - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are constantly expanding in order to finance increasing public spending. This paper aims at characterizing the redistributive potential of six African countries: Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and South Africa....

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– Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia
H. Xavier Jara, David Rodriguez - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry. To do so, we use representative microdata from Ecuador and Colombia, together with detailed tax–benefit models,...

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– An application of TAZMOD
Asiya Maskaeva, Zanda Bochkaeva, Joel Mmasa, Mgeni Msafiri, Eric Iramba - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the impacts of indirect tax policy reforms on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania by applying a standard static microsimulation model TAZMOD v1.8. The simulations model two indirect tax reforms involving changes to the excise duty and value-added tax rates on alcoholic...

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– A feasibility study
Vincent Leyaro, Faith Masekesa, Ramadhan Ramadhan, Elineema Kisanga, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This working paper explores the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Zanzibar using the EUROMOD microsimulation software. We review Zanzibar’s tax and benefit arrangements and the potential household survey dataset that would underpin the model, and we...

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– A microsimulation analysis on selected African countries
Adnan Abdulaziz Shahir, Francesco Figari - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Although the effect of fiscal drag is well studied in the industrialized world, empirical evidence from developing economies remains limited. Against this backdrop, this study aims to explore the effect of fiscal drag on income distribution and work incentives. To this end, the study employs...

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