EUROMOD on-site training Spring 2024

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The course will be held at the premises of JRC-Seville on 15, 16 and 17 May 2024. There are two ways of attending:

  • In person: application period is now closed.
  • Online (streaming + chat): no application/registration needed, open to anyone interested.

Below you can find the full schedule of the course (with links for online attendance), a short summary and detailed instructions to follow it.

1. Schedule

  • 15 May
    • 10:00 - 13:00 CEST: Session 1. Introduction to microsimulation; EUROMOD and its language; Handling errors.
    • 14:30 - 17:30 CEST: Session 2. Variable types; system function DefVar; policy functions Elig & ArithOp.
  • 16 May
    • 10:00 - 13:00 CEST: Session 3. Policy functions BenCalc & SchedCalc; Defining constants and income lists.
    • 14:30 - 17:30 CEST: Session 4. Policy function Allocate; Defining tax units.
  • 17 May
    • 10:00 - 13:00 CEST: Session 5. System function DefOutput; Uprating indices.
    • 14:30 - 17:30 CEST: Session 6. Open Q&A session (optional).

2. The course in a nutshell

The course will combine lectures with live demonstrations of the model. Participants will also have the opportunity to carry out a number of hands-on exercises. You can find all the material at the bottom of this page.

Please note that due to data access restrictions, during the course we will be using a hypothetical training dataset. No access to microdata on actual households will be granted on the basis of taking part to the course.

The training is targeted to current and potential users of EUROMOD. It does not assume any previous knowledge of the model, but a background in the use of microdata and distributional analysis will help to make the most of it.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the training, do not hesitate to contact us.

3. Getting ready for the training

  • You will need to install the most recent version of the EUROMOD software, available here. Users of the European Commission internal network can install EUROMOD installer v3.6.19 directly from the EC store (a brief guide describing the process here).
  • Additionally, we will use the EUROMOD model, a set of xml files that has to be copied to your computer. In particular, we will use model I6.0++, a specific version created for training purposes. You can download it here.
  • Follow the instructions here to install software and model.
  • Download the material that will be used in the course, available here.