Maze helps you to analyze the effects of social policies

Maze, with the financial support of KOSGEB, has developed two tools to analyze the effects of social policies on income distribution and poverty.

The tools use real micro-data on households in Turkey, and simulates the effects of tax and social policies.

The first tool, SPS-S (Social Policy Simulation - Static) is a static microsimulation model. It calculates the effects of tax and social policies on individuals and households under the assumption that individuals do not change their labor supply behavior. The model can be used for short term ex ante- and ex post* analysis of public policies.

The second tool, SPS-D (Social Policy Simulation - Dynamic) is a dynamic microsimulation model. It estimates the effects of tax and social policies on individuals and households by taking into account the labor supply response of individuals to policy changes. The model is based on labor supply functions estimated for various categories of people by using panel data. The dynamic model can be used for medium and long term ex ante- and ex post* analysis of public policies.

Please contact Maze for more information.