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Conference (scientific workshop): Social Protection Policies and Microsimulation

Place and date: Zagreb, June 12-13, 2017

Topics:
Support for families and children, work incentives and labour supply, tax-benefit reform, distribution of taxes and benefits

Plenary speakers:
Holly Sutherland, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Marin Strmota, Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
Katarina Ivanković Knežević, Ministry of Labour and Pension System
Daria Popova, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Predrag Bejaković, Institute of Public Finance
Francesco Figari, University of Insubria

Other presenters:
16 academic researchers have presented their papers.

Content:
The scientific workshop was attended by researchers from across the EU and representatives of the Croatian public administration in the field of social protection. Knowledge and experience has been exchanged on the application of state-of-the-art tools and methods in the analysis of taxes and social benefits with an emphasis on economic, social and demographic challenges related to unemployment, poverty, economic inequality and birth rate.

Detailed information about the workshop can be found here.


Educational programme: Labour Supply Modelling Based on the Theory of Discrete Choice

Place and dates: Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb, May 3-5, 2017.

Provider: Oslo Fiscal Studies

Lecturer: John K. Dagsvik, Statistics Norway and Oslo Fiscal Studies

Content:
Labour supply models simulate changes in labour supply behaviour as a result of changes in the tax-benefit system, wage rates and different socio-demographic variables. These models are increasingly used for ex-ante evaluations of the impact of various policy reforms on labour supply.
The participants have learnt about the traditional static labour supply models, elements of the discrete choice theory and labour supply models based on the discrete choice framework. Furthermore, various examples of applications of labour supply models were shown and the literature review in this area was provided.


Round table 2: Reforms of social benefits and taxes: Austrian and Slovenian experience in the application of microsimulation models

Place and date: Novinarski dom, Zagreb, November 4, 2016

Speakers:
Mitja Čok, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Michael Fuchs, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna
Vesna Mastela Bužan, Ministry of demography, family, youth and social policy, Republic of Croatia
Ivica Urban, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb

Topic: Description and use of tax-benefit microsimulation models in Austria and Slovenia; plans for social benefits reform in Croatia

Content:
The experiences of researchers from Austria and Slovenia were presented, who were using micro-simulation models to support public administration bodies in the analysis of existing and designing of new tax-benefit policies. Activities regarding social benefits reform in Croatia were presented and potentials of use of microsimulation models in this context were discussed.

Presentations:

1. Introduction
2. Slovenia
3. Austria
4. Croatia


Round table 1: Application of Microsimulation Models in the Analysis of Taxes and Social Benefits in Croatia

Place and date: Institute of Public Finance, February 18, 2016

Speakers:
Holly Sutherland, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Chrysa Leventi, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
Slavko Bezeredi, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Ivica Urban, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb

Topic: Presentation of the project Application of Microsimulation Models in the Analysis of Taxes and Social Benefits in Croatia (UIP-2014-09-4096)

Content:
The content and objectives of the project AMMATSBC were presented. A lot of attention was devoted to EUROMOD - the microsimulation model of taxes and social benefits for the EU. From January 2016, EUROMOD for the first time includes Croatia. The researchers from the Institute of Public Finance have participated in the development of the Croatian module of EUROMOD.

Presentations:

  1. Introduction
  2. The project AMMATSBC
  3. Introduction to EUROMOD
  4. Uses of EUROMOD
  5. Demonstration of EUROMOD
  6. Croatian module of EUROMOD
  7. Data preparation, macrovalidation and the first results

(click the links above to download the presentations in PDF format)

 
 
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