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Microsimulation of Tax-Benefit Reforms in Russia | 01-04-2002
The study is part of the larger Microsimulation of Tax and Benefit Reforms in Russia Project carried out by the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER).

Start Date: April 2002
Completion Date: current

Project Summary:

The objective of the study done by CEFIR is to design a tax-benefit model for Russia and examine the effects of the 2001 income and payroll tax reforms, as well as of hypothetical child and unemployment benefits reforms. The microsimulation model utilized in the study uses a household data set, which is broadly representative of the population at large, to simulate the consequences of tax and benefit changes. The study analyzes the distributional incidence of current tax and benefit rules, and the impact of the implemented and/or hypothetical reforms, which includes revenue implications and the distributional impact on various population groups. The study finally examines policy implications of the reforms.

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