The aim of the course is to provide academics, policy practitioners and other interested users with an introduction to the concepts, structure and functioning of EUROMOD. EUROMOD is a state-of-the art tax-benefit microsimulation model linking micro-data from household surveys and policy legislation in a single user interface. 

There are a number of UK tax-benefit models that are regularly maintained and updated but they are usually private, expensive to develop and require specialised skills to use them effectively. The exception is the tax-benefit model UKMOD (a spin-off model based on the UK component of the EU model, EUROMOD).

This course will help you understand how to access and download UKMOD models, software and data and how to run UKMOD and do basic descriptive analysis. It also covers advanced topics in UKMOD modelling.