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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 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 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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