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EUROMOD is the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union, 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 fiscal 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 developed and managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex 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 2017, IPP has regularly participated in activities related to the international EUROMOD project. The Portuguese official team of the project is composed of the following members:

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Carlos Farinha Rodrigues

President of IPP
and Professor at ISEG
(University of Lisbon)

Vítor Manuel Junqueira

Technician from the Office
of the Secretary
of State for Social Security

Joana Andrade Vicente

Research fellow at IPP

Over the 20 years of existence of EUROMOD, the Portuguese team consisted of: Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, José Luís Albuquerque, Rita Peixinho, Vítor Junqueira, Rita Figueiras and Joana Vicente Andrade.


EUROMOD is continually being improved and updated and the results presented here represent work in progress. The current release of Statistics is using EUROMOD version H1.0+ (last updated 17/01/2018).

The base dataset for EUROMOD for Portugal is EU-SILC 2015-1. The year of collection and income reference period is 2015, and the simulated policy years are 2014-2017.

You can find the main EUROMOD statistics for Portugal here.


Since the beginning of the collaboration between IPP and EUROMOD, our Institute has already had the opportunity to take part in the  “EUROMOD training course” at the University of Essex in Colchester, as well as in the  “Social Protection Policies and Microsimulation”  workshop and the annual meeting, that took place in Zagreb in June.


Below you can access the most recent publications, related to Portugal, developed under the EUROMOD project, as well as other more comprehensive and explanatory publications, if you are interested and want to know more about this project:

  • Newsletter July 2018 (ISER, 2018) – which includes a special interview to the EUROMOD Portuguese national team

Click here to access the full list of publications under the EUROMOD project and additional information at the EUROMOD website.