Centre for Economic Analysis

SIMPL: Polish Microsimulation Model

simpl_logoSIMPL is a microsimulation model developed for Poland.

The prototype model based on Polish Household Budgets’ Survey Data (2003) was developed in 2005/06 in an international project for three Polish Ministries: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, and Ministry of Economy. The core team who built the model consisted of Olivier Bargain, Leszek Morawski, Michal Myck and Mieczyslaw Socha. The project was administered at the Department of Economics of the University of Warsaw.


Further development of SIMPL which included extending its functionality and scope as well as applying it on more recent data was possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) in a programme entitled: “Micro-simulation model as an instrument for assessment of labour market policy”. This was realised for the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and administered at the Department of Economics of the University of Warsaw.

SIMPL is currently being further developed in cooperation between researchers from CenEA and the Department of Economics of the University of Warsaw.


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Publications using the SIMPL model include:

 

‘Klin'-ing up: effects of Polish tax reforms on those in and on those out

Leszek Morawski, Michał Myck,
CenEA Working Paper 05/09


Multi-family households in a labour supply model: a calibration method with application to Poland

Peter Haan, Michał Myck

CenEA Working Paper 04/09