EUROMOD is a tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union (https://euromod-web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/), open-source since December 2020, and since 2021 is maintained, developed, and managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in collaboration with Eurostat and national teams from the EU countries.
EUROMOD can be used in many different ways in different contexts, and with different approaches and goals. For example, researchers and policy analysts are increasingly using it to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country and for the EU as a whole. Meanwhile, a less-known aspect is its enormous potential for use as a teaching tool in different academic disciplines, from public economics to comparative social policy.
For this reason, e-pública, in collaboration with the Encuentro de Economía Pública and the Joint Research Centre wants to collect teaching experiences that are being carried out or can be implemented with EUROMOD and are related to the field of public economics in a broad sense.
Papers from lecturers from Universities or teaching centers from all over the European Union are especially welcome, since, if the papers could reflect the unique features of each EU member state, the result will be more enriching. As EUROMOD is kept up to date with all the public policies implemented by European Union countries, it can serve as a basis for the classroom work by lecturers interested in the subject.
Likewise, the teaching experiences can be framed in any educational level in which topics related to Public Economics play a relevant role. Thus, although the main focus is on university levels (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), there is also room for teaching experiences at the sixth-form level or in advanced vocational training where Economics is part of the curriculum.
To this end, e-pública will devote a special issue to compile these teaching experiences with EUROMOD, not being necessary to have submitted them before to the XXX Meeting of Public Economics. e-pública (http://e-publica.unizar.es/es/pagina-inicio) is an online-only journal publishing papers relating to educational aspects of the economic analysis of public sector intervention in economic activity: public revenue and expenditure, public management, public choice, fiscal federalism, fiscal policy, regulation, etc. Those interested in publishing their papers in the monograph, that e-pública will devote to the teaching uses of EUROMOD, will have to send their papers electronically to email@example.com before November 1, 2023, indicating in the message that the submission corresponds to the EUROMOD call for papers. Papers may be written in English or Spanish. At the initial submission stage there is no need to format the paper to the standards of the journal. Our standard format will only be required for papers accepted for publication.
This special issue will be edited by the journal’s executive editors, Amelia Díaz, Carmen Díaz-Roldán, and Antonio Jesús Sánchez Fuentes. All papers submitted will undergo the usual peer review process. The expected date of publication is February 2024.