Social reform microsimulation Austria

Sozialreform-Mikrosimulation

SORESI

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Felix Wohlgemuth, Michael Fuchs

PROJECT PARTNERS

BRZ (Austria)

BACKGROUND

What is SORESI?
SORESI is a web application for Austria, based on the microsimulation model EUROMOD. A web-based tool for policymakers and the broader public was developed in order to simulate policy reforms and to analyse their social impact, namely the effects on the national poverty rate, income inequality indicators and different income groups.

What would you do if you became the minister of finance or social affairs?

  • Would you implement a flat-tax model?
  • Would you increase family benefits?
  • Would you change employer’s social insurance contributions?


SORESI offers the opportunity to play around with such ideas and to see their effects on the national poverty rate, income inequality indicators and different income groups. For an example please view the Policy Brief “Social Reform Microsimulation (SORESI)”.

SORESI is now updated to 2024 policy rules (incl. adaptation for bracket creep, indexation of benefits, etc.) using the latest (uprated) input data (SILC 2022 with incomes for 2021).

FINDINGS

You can try SORESI immediately and run your own simulations for free.

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG Reduced Inequalities

FUNDED BY

Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

PROJECT DURATION

09/2012 – 03/2024