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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. EUROMOD: the European Union tax-benefit microsimulation model

      Holly Sutherland and Francesco Figari

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
    15. Towards a European Union Child Basic Income? Within and between country effects

      Horacio Levy, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation


    Displaying media publications 31 - 45 of 49 in total

    1. Fears over present benefits system's link to inequality

    2. MPs fear tax move will cost them dear

    3. Kid poverty 'will double in 20 years'

    4. York charity highlights child poverty fears

    5. Child poverty can be eradicated if we stop the poor paying more

    6. Child poverty set to rise under current benefit ajustment rules

    7. JRF: child poverty could rise to a new high under current benefit adjustment rules

    8. Kid poverty 'will double in 20 years' if benefit system doesn't change

    9. Gap between rich and poor widens

    10. State benefits 'failing to keep pace with earnings'

    11. 'Benefit erosion' could double child poverty in 20 years, says report

    12. Child poverty could increase

    13. Benefits system is widening poverty gap, report finds

    14. Fears over benefits' link to inequality

    15. Child poverty in London and black and ethnic minority communities: House of Commons Early Day Motion: EDM 269

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