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June 2020 Newsletter

This is a monthly newsletter of PSL model releases, events, and updates.
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User Highlights

Cost-of-Capital-Calculator: Allows users to specify depreciation rules for specific assets.

OG-USA: Adds ability to analyze a universal basic income.


Citations: DeBacker, Evans, and Pomerleau (OG-USA and Tax-Calculator)

Cost-of-Capital-Calculator

Evaluates the effect of US federal taxes on businesses' investment incentives

Releases and new features
  • A new parameters class allows users to specify depreciation rules for specific assets (#306).

OG-USA

An overlapping-generations model for evaluating fiscal policy in the United States

Releases and new features
  • Adds ability to analyze the macroeconomic effects a universal basic income (#573).
  • Makes adjustments to decrease run time of web application hosted on Compute Studio (#571).
General updates
  • DeBacker, Evans, and Pomerleau use OG-USA and Tax-Calculator to analyze the revenue and macroeconomic effects of Joe Biden’s tax plan. Link

Tax-Brain

An integrator package for multiple open source tax models

Releases and new features

  • A line item for total cost of benefits is now included in aggregate output tables (#120).

Tax-Calculator

A USA federal individual income and payroll tax microsimulation model

General Updates
  • DeBacker, Evans, and Pomerleau use OG-USA and Tax-Calculator to analyze the revenue and macroeconomic effects of Joe Biden’s tax plan. Link
PSL Catalog
  • Behavioral-Responses is a partial-equilibrium behavioral module that works with Tax-Calculator.
  • Cost-of-Capital-Calculator evaluates the effect of US federal taxes on businesses' investment incentives.
  • OG-USA is an overlapping-generations model for evaluating fiscal policy in the United States.
  • ParamTools is a library for parameter processing and validation with a focus on computational modeling projects.
  • PCI-China is a quarterly indicator that predicts China's policy changes.
  • Tax-Brain is an integrator package for multiple open source tax models.
  • Tax-Calculator is a USA federal individual income and payroll tax microsimulation model.
  • Tax-Cruncher calculates federal tax liabilities from individual data under a range of policy scenarios.