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Microsimulation as a tool for evaluating redistribution policies

Abstract : During the last twenty years, microsimulation models have been increasingly applied in qualitative and quantitative analysis of public policies. This paper provides a discussion on microsimulation techniques and their theoretical background as a tool for the analysis of public policies with particular attention to redistribution and social policies. Basic principles in using microsimulation models and interpreting their results are analyzed, with particular emphasis on tax incidence, redistribution and poverty analysis. Social welfare analysis permitted by microsimulation techniques is also discussed. Finally, the paper points to limits of present approaches and directions for future research.
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François Bourguignon, Amadéo Spadaro. Microsimulation as a tool for evaluating redistribution policies. 2005. ⟨halshs-00590863⟩



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