We kindly invite you to the BICEPS/SSE Riga research seminar! It will take place on Thursday, September 19 at 17.00 in room 611 with the presentation:
“Crossing an elephant with a butterfly: what can you learn by linking CGE model with EUROMOD” by Anna Zasova (BICEPS) and Konstantins Benkovskis (SSE Riga, Bank of Latvia).
In this paper, we present results from linking a computable general equilibrium model with a tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD for Latvia. This allows utilizing the advantages of each model: assessing the agents’ heterogeneity with EUROMOD (cannot be done with a CGE model) and accounting for the indirect macroeconomic effects with the CGE model (cannot be done with a static microsimulation model). We illustrate our methodology by analyzing the macroeconomic and distributional effects of a macro shock and hypothetical tax-benefit reforms.
No prior registration for the seminar is necessary. For any questions about the seminar, or if you have a colleague that would like to be added to the distribution list, please write to Nicolas Gavoille.