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This article explains how microsimulation, a new ex ante assessment method, became the “gold standard” to make and evaluate the effects of socio-fiscal reform. Primarily designed under costing-obsessed administrations, microsimulation models were initially developed with a lack of coordination, prompting institutions and teams leading the development to compete as well as cooperate. At the end of the 2000s, a new chapter began. The near-monopoly of microsimulation administration began to wane as academic economists gradually returned with renewed interest in the field. This led to a redrawing of the microsimulation landscape, which, despite the existence of competing companies, affirmed the status of this tool’s monopoly on the way in which reforming the socio-fiscal system is conceived.

  • microsimulation
  • public policy evaluation
  • evaluation tool
  • socio-fiscal system
  • economists
Franck Bessis
Paul Cotton
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This is the latest publication of the author on cairn.
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