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Professor Holly Sutherland Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

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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 all 8 publications

    1. Nowcasting: estimating developments in the risk of poverty and income distribution in 2013 and 2014

      Olga Rastrigina, Chrysa Leventi, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    2. EUROMOD country report United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2013

      Paola De Agostini and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
    3. The implications of an EMU unemployment insurance scheme for supporting incomes

      Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo and Holly Sutherland

      1. Insurance
      2. Unemployment
      3. Poverty
      4. Microsimulation
      5. International Economic Relations
    4. Simulating the costs and benefits of a Europe-wide Basic Income scheme for Children

      Horacio Levy, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Young People
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
      5. Social Policy
    5. Nowcasting: estimating developments as regards the risk of poverty and income distribution in 2012 and 2013

      Chrysa Leventi, Jekaterina Navicke, Olga Rastrigina, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    6. EUROMOD country report United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2012

      Paola De Agostini and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
    7. Who is bearing the cost of austerity? A distributional analysis of 6 EU countries

      Manos Matsaganis and Holly Sutherland

    8. Tackling child poverty in London: implications of demographic and economic change: report of a research project commissioned by The London Child Poverty Commission

      Nick Buck, Holly Sutherland, and Francesca Zantomio


    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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