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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.
Dr Jonathan Pycroft is an economist in the Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit in JRC-Seville. He investigates the impact of tax policy options from an efficiency and equity perspective. Recent work has involved the use of microsimulation models to analyse housing taxation and the co-creation of the EUROMOD-JRC Interface. He currently focuses on corporate taxation using the CORTAX applied general equilibrium model.
Previously he worked on climate change economics also at JRC-Seville, which involved the use of computable general equilibrium models and integrated assessment models. Prior to this, his work focused on African economies spending time based in Lesotho, Ethiopia and Zambia, working in the areas of foreign aid, international trade, agriculture and tax policy.
He holds economics degrees from the University of Sussex (DPhil), the University of Oxford (MSc) and the University of Warwick (BSc).