Celebrating tax-benefit modeling: 50 years with LOTTE


The tax-benefit model LOTTE-Skatt is a key tool of Norwegian tax policy decision-making. To mark its 50th anniversary Statistics Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Finance invite to a conference in Oslo 15-16 June 2023.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and practitioners of tax-benefit modeling to facilitate the exchange of experience and results regarding tax-benefit microsimulation models. We invite academics and practitioners to submit paper and to attend the conference without paper. We welcome presentations on all aspects of the development and use of tax-benefit models, including model presentations, applications of models for decision-making, accounting for behavioral effects in simulations, tax policy distributional effects, combining tax-benefit models with macro models, and more.

Details are available at https://ssb.pameldingssystem.no/tax-benefit-conference

Date and location

Deadline for submission of abstract/paper: 31 March Paper acceptance notification date: 20 April

Keynote speakers

Eric Toder (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute): The use of tax-benefit simulation models to inform policymaking in the United States.

Fidel Picos (EUROMOD): EUROMOD in policymaking: Current use and future challenges.

Local organizing committee/scientific committee: Thor O. Thoresen (Statistics Norway and the University of Oslo), Trine E. Vattø (Statistics Norway) and Hanne Marit Dalen (Statistics Norway).