FLEMOSI offers a number of microsimulation models to the general public. These models allow, in a user-friendly way, simulating reforms to personal income taxes, commodity taxes, social security contributions and a number of social benefits, focusing on budgetary and distributional impacts.
My role consisted of three parts:
The project was set up in a modular way, and as such easy to export to other countries. We guided the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection to set up a local implementation, and provided training to their technical staff. The result is available under the name SORESI.
The model also served as a basis for Rekening 14, a project in coöperation with the television broadcaster VRT and newspapers De Tijd and De Standaard during the 2014 federal election campaign.