Social reform microsimulation Austria

Sozialreform-Mikrosimulation

SORESI

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Michael Fuchs

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Tamara Premrov

PROJECT PARTNERS

BRZ (Austria)

BACKGROUND

What is SORESI?
SORESI is a web application for Austria, based on the microsimulation model EUROMOD. The aim is to develop a web based tool for policy makers and the broader public 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)”.

In 2018/19, SORESI was updated to 2019 policy rules (incl. introduction of the family tax credit 'Familienbonus Plus') using the latest input data (SILC 2017 with incomes for 2016).

FINDINGS

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

SORESI

FUNDED BY

Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

PROJECT DURATION

2012/09 – 2019/04