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Taking the Global View – new publication showing our microsimulation work around the world

Our Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis celebrates the advancing geographical reach and policy of impact of our tax-benefit microsimulation model, EUROMOD
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Beyond averages – Fairness in an economy that works for people

A recent study by CeMPA’s Research Fellow Dr Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo with Dr Alberto Tumino has been showcased in a new European Commission report Beyond Averages – Fairness in an economy that works for people. The publication includes their work on atypical work and employment protection in the EU. The report looks at growing disparities […]
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New Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis to be based at ISER

The University of Essex has announced the creation of a new Centre to be based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research. The Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis (CeMPA) will lead the field in microsimulation, bringing together the expert team at ISER with colleagues from specialisms across the University of Essex, including Mathematics, Computer Science, […]
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New Covid-19 research from EUROMOD

The Institute for Social and Economic Research is working on new projects exploring different facets of the coronavirus pandemic. The wide range of work includes tools for researchers, COVID specific data and research from a range of topic experts.

One in four UK jobs at risk, new predictions based on modelling alongside a survey of 250 leading economists

A new ISER-led study of the economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, using a novel dynamic input-output model for the UK, alongside an expert survey of over 250 UK-based economists, finds that almost one quarter of all UK jobs – more than 7 million jobs – are at risk during lockdown, with losses of up to […]

Policies targeting changes to the benefits system most effective in reducing inequalities in Scotland

A new The Lancet – Public Health article suggests that reforms to income-based policies, rather changes to the taxation system, are most likely to be effective in reducing health inequalities in Scotland.

EUROMOD I2.0+ is released

We are very pleased to announce the release of a new and updated EUROMOD model: I2.0+ Here’s what’s new: Policies New 2019 policy system New modelled policies for EU28: parental benefits Revisions to older systems Data New 2017 input data Revisions to older data Add-ons (new!) Tax Compliance Adjustments (TCA): Allows the user to adjust […]

Measuring economic insecurity: Why and How?

‘Job insecurity at the end of the 20th century has given way to income insecurity at the start of the 21st.’ – Andy Haldane, July 2019 Professor Matteo Richiardi, Director of EUROMOD at ISER and Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, will be joining a panel of speakers for talks exploring the current […]