A Structural Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Household Savings and Labour Supply

| Publication date: 9 Dec 2011 | Theme: Britain & Finance, Trade, Investment & Productivity | NIESR Author(s): Van de Ven, J | JEL Classification: C51, C61, C63, H31 | NIESR Discussion Paper Number: 385

A structural model of the household is described that represents current best-practice in the analysis of savings and labour supply responses to the policy environment. Care has been taken in specifying the model so that it represents an appropriate basis for the analysis of incentive effects to policy change, and for exploring the empirical support for alternative structural assumptions. Matching the model to survey data for the UK reveals some interesting puzzles in relation to the timing of retirement.

Keyword tags: 
dynamic programming
savings
labor supply
taxes
benefits
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