LATINMOD is a static tax-benefit microsimulation model that assess the effect of fiscal policies on household incomes for eight Latin American countries. By using Euromod platform, harmonized survey microdata and each country policy rules, LATINMOD enables academic researches and policy makers to make cross country comparisons, to design a policy reforms and to estimate the redistributive effect, among others. LATINMOD-Mexico simulates direct and indirect taxes (Personal Income Tax, Value Added Tax and Excise taxes), social security contributions and the main means-tested program (PROSPERA). It uses the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Ingreso y Gasto de los Hogares -ENIGH-) for the years 2014 and 2016, conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INEGI). The surveys report a sample of 19,479 households (31.6 million expanded) and 70,311 households (33.4 million expanded) in 2014 and 2016, respectively.


LATINMOD started in 2017, under the leadership of CELAG (Centro Estratégico Latinoamericano de Geopolítica) and the collaborative work of researches from different research centers. LATINMOD had two phases: (1) to describe the fiscal systems for six Latin American countries -Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela- and (2) harmonize survey data and program each tax and benefit policy rule into EUROMOD language. In 2018, an E-BOOK was published which describes the fiscal systems (taxes and means-tested transfers) of six countries included in LATINMOD. The E-BOOK is available here.

Current team members:

Luis Huesca (Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo -CIAD-) Linda Llamas (Univerdad Estatal de Sonora)



Content accessibility:

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

Data accessibility:

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

Input data sources:

  • Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Ingreso y Gasto de los Hogares -ENIGH-)

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