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Professor Holly Sutherland Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

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Research Interests

Until October 2018 Holly was Director of EUROMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. She has more than 30 years of experience of designing, building and using such models – the UK model she helped to develop in the mid-1980s was one of the very first anywhere – and has coordinated more than 10 international EUROMOD-related projects as well as participating in many more. She has co-authored/edited 5 books on microsimulation modelling and published widely in economics and social policy journals.

Her longstanding research interests include the gender effects of redistribution policy and child poverty measurement and analysis. Her current interests also include extending microsimulation capacity to developing countries and to groups without access to such models.

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    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 33 in total

    1. Indexing out of poverty? Fiscal drag and benefit erosion in cross-national perspective

      Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, and Iva Valentinova Tasseva

      1. Households
      2. Economics
      3. Poverty
      4. Public Policy
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Income Dynamics
      7. Microsimulation
      8. Taxation
    2. Improving poverty reduction in Europe: what works best where?

      Chrysa Leventi, Holly Sutherland, and Iva Valentinova Tasseva

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Public Policy
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Wages And Earnings
      6. Microsimulation
      7. Taxation
    3. Quality assessment of microsimulation models: the case of EUROMOD

      Holly Sutherland

    4. Reducing poverty and inequality through tax-benefit reform and the minimum wage: the UK as a case-study

      Anthony B. Atkinson, Chrysa Leventi, Brian Nolan, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Wages And Earnings
      5. Microsimulation
      6. Taxation
    5. Removing homeownership bias in taxation: the distributional effects of including net imputed rent in taxable income

      Francesco Figari, Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, et al.

      1. Economics
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
      4. Housing Market
    6. Tony Atkinson and his legacy

      Rolf Aaberge, François Bourguignon, Andrea Brandolini, et al.

    7. The design of fiscal consolidation measures in the European Union: distributional effects and implications for macroeconomic recovery

      Francesco Figari, Alari Paulus, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Household Economics
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Economic Policy
    8. Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the 2010-2015 UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes

      Paola De Agostini, John Hills, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Pensions
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
    9. Nowcasting indicators of poverty risk in the European Union: a microsimulation approach

      Jekaterina Navicke, Olga Rastrigina, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    10. Designing a European unemployment insurance scheme

      László Andor, Sebastian Dullien, Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo, et al.

      1. Insurance
      2. Unemployment
      3. Economics
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Finance
    11. Income redistribution in the European Union

      Silvia Avram, Horacio Levy, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    12. Welfare compensation for unemployment in the Great Recession

      Mariña Fernandez Salgado, Francesco Figari, Holly Sutherland, et al.

      1. Unemployment
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    13. The financial well-being of elderly people in Europe and the redistributive effects of minimum pension schemes

      Francesco Figari, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Older People
      2. Poverty
      3. Microsimulation
    14. Are European social safety nets tight enough? Coverage and adequacy of Minimum Income schemes in 14 EU countries

      Francesco Figari, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
    15. EUROMOD: the European Union tax-benefit microsimulation model

      Holly Sutherland and Francesco Figari

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation


    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 49 in total

    1. Child poverty research

    2. Brown 'will miss targets on reducing child poverty'

    3. Majority of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work, says study

    4. Billions needed to meet child poverty target, warns Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    5. Child poverty pledge needs extra £4.2bn

    6. Investment needed to tackle child poverty

    7. Research scheme wins Euro cash backing

    8. €4.5m Euro grant for Essex-led research

    9. Essex University project gets euro boost

    10. Colchester: millions given to research project

    11. €4.5m Euro grant for Essex-led research

    12. Benefits erosion could double child poverty

    13. The big benefit cheat

    14. Child poverty set to rise under current benefit adjustment rules

    15. Child poverty 'to hit record levels'

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