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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Fidel Picos is an economic analyst working in the Fiscal Policy Analysis team at JRC-Seville. He works in the area of tax-benefit policy, using microsimulation modelling tools to assess the impact of tax-benefit reforms in EU Member States. He also coordinates the technical assistance to Member States in the field of tax-benefit microsimulation.
He is MsC (1997) and PhD (2003) in Economics. He is an associate professor (on special leave) in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo (Spain), where he has been teaching and doing research since 1999. He has also been a fellow researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales (IEF, Spanish Insitute for Fiscal Studies) and at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
His research is focused on the assessment of taxes and social benefits using microsimulation tools, with a special interest in the use of administrative data.