Effects analysis, simulation

Improving the capacity and usability of EUROMOD (I-CUE) (2005 - 2008)

TÁRKI was the Hungarian participant in the EU-funded I-CUE project. The project was coordinated by ISER (Institute for Social and Economic Research, UK) and the European Centre, Vienna. It aimed to start the process of expanding EUROMOD to cover 10 new Member States and to make EUROMOD easier to use. (EUROMOD is a project to develop the European tax and benefit model. See the EUROMOD website). Each country produced a feasibility study, which included a description of the tax-benefit system, as well as data availability and access issues. After the study was completed, it was discussed at a workshop in Vienna (April 2006).

Microsimultion modelling - TÁRSZIM

The first wave of microsimulation development at TÁRKI was carried out in 1995. Since then, model-building and IT development have been performed on a contractual basis, at the request of the Ministry of Finance. For the most recent wave, the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Family joined in, too. After statistical matching to anonymised microdata from tax records (bought from the tax authorities) and to consumption records (purchased from the Central Statistical Office), the Monitor database is incorporated into the TÁRSZIM microsimulation model.

PENMICRO (2008)

Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO), commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 

Pension Reform and Intergenerational Redistribution in Hungary (2003)

In a generational accounting analysis, we separated the long-term effects of the main components of the comprehensive 1997 Hungarian pension reform. This calculation was later revised and extended using retrospective data in order to quantify intergenerational redistribution in the Hungarian pension system through the complete life-cycles of subsequent generations.