EUROMOD is the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union and UK, with more than 20 years of existence. It is based on micro-data from the Eurostat’s European Union Statistics on Income Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and the Family Resources Survey for the United Kingdom.

EUROMOD calculates tax liabilities and benefit entitlements for existing tax-benefits systems, estimating the effects on income inequality and poverty, government budgets, and work incentives. It is a widely used tool for comparative research and analysis, that allows analyzing and comparing the effects of tax and social policies, as well as policy reforms, both for the population of each country and for the European Union as a whole. 

EUROMOD is updated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and Eurostat in collaboration with the national teams of the Member States of the European Union. National teams make available their local knowledge on theirs tax benefit systems and, in many cases, provide the data to be considered about their country. National teams also play an important role contributing to the preparation of the EUROMOD country reports.

Since 2018, the Institute of Public Policy is the official partner of EUROMOD in Portugal.


You can access below the latest publication from EUROMOD. This pertains to the National Report of Portugal for the period between 2020-2023, where you can find information on how the Portuguese tax benefit system is modeled in EUROMOD, as well as an overview of the system and recent changes. In 2023, the Institute of Public Policy also had the opportunity to participate in the EUROMOD Annual Meeting and Research Workshop held in September in Seville. Further details about the program can be found here.

Country Report Portugal 2020-2023

Team (Current Edition)

Carlos Farinha Rodrigues

Senior Research Fellow

Amílcar Moreira

Senior Research Fellow

Joana Andrade Vicente

Research fellow

David Leite Neves

Research fellow

Currently the Portuguese national team consists of the elements presented. However, over the 20 years of EUROMOD’s existence, the Portuguese team consisted of: José Luís Albuquerque, Rita Peixinho, Rita Figueiras and Vítor Manuel Junqueira.

In the July 2018 newsletter you can also find an exclusive interview with the Portuguese national team.