RUSMOD is a microsimulation model calibrated to the specification of the Russian economy and the Russian fiscal system. In capturing the complexity of the Russian tax-benefit system, RUSMOD permits simulation of most of the existing monetary programs implemented at federal and regional levels for the nationally representative sample of the population.


The current version of RUSMOD covers three policy years, 2010, 2017 and 2018. It simulates direct and indirect taxes and social insurance contributions, as well as most important social transfers at federal and regional level. The economic rather than statutory incidence is modelled whenever possible (there are adjustments for tax non-compliance, unreported income, non-take up of means-tested benefits within the model). The 2018 system is linked at a labour supply model to account for behavioral response to changes in take-home pay (wages after taxes and transfers).

Current team members:

Daria Popova; Mikhail Matytsin



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  • Private
  • Notes: The original datasets are freely available.

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