COLMOD

COLMOD is a Tax-Benefit Microsimulation model for Colombia powered by and following EUROMOD rules. The model was originally developed as part of David Rodriguez’ PhD in Economics.

Currently the model is hosted at the Faculty of Economics at Externado de Colombia University and will be available for public use starting August 2019.

History:

The model was independently developed by David Rodriguez ISER PhD student and researcher at Universidad Externado de Colombia. The model is based on the 2014 Quality of Life National Survey (ENCV, Encuesta Nacional de Calidad de Vida).

The first version of the model comprising benefits, workers social insurance contributions and income taxes for 2014 was completed by June 2017. An extension of the model with indirect taxes and employers social insurance contributions and policies for 2015-2016 was finished by July 2018. The third version of the model (under construction) includes policies for 2017-2018 and uses two new databases GEIH and ENPH.

Current team members:

David Rodriguez (PhD student, ISER, University of Essex and Researcher, Faculty of Economics, Externado de Colombia University), Federico Corredor (Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Externado de Colombia University), Alejandra Rubio (Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics, Externado de Colombia University), Andrés Escobar (Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics, Externado de Colombia University)

Status:

Maintained

Content accessibility:

  • Private, access restricted
  • Notes: The model is currently private but in the near future it will be freely available

Data accessibility:

  • Available upon request
  • Notes: The input data is currently private but plans are to make it freely available

Input data sources:

  • Quality of Life National Survey (ENCV, Encuesta Nacional de Calidad de Vida)

Model outputs:

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