first time posting here. Hello everyone.
I write microsimulation models for a living - more here, if you’re interested - and I’m starting work on an open-source Tax-Benefit model for Scotland. This is unfunded at present, so it may take a while.
As part of that, I’ve written a small package of stuff that we’ve found to be useful for this type of modelling. So far, it has code for:
- generating standard poverty and inequality measures;
- generating exact piecewise-linear budget constraints;
- reweighting a dataset so the weighted dataset meets a set of targets; and
- some general-purpose taxation components.
This is my first attempt with Julia so it’s likely that the code isn’t particularly idiomatic, and there’s a long way to go, but I thought I’d share.