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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 publications 196 - 210 of 233 in total

    1. Five labour budgets (1997-2001): impacts on the distribution of household incomes and on child poverty

      Holly Sutherland

    2. Using POLIMOD to evaluate alternative methods of expenditure imputation

      Rebecca Taylor, Holly Sutherland, and Joanna Gomulka

    3. Enhancing Family Resources Survey income data with expenditure data from the Family Expenditure Survey: data comparisons

      Neela Dayal, Joanna Gomulka, Lavinia Mitton, et al.

    4. The British government's attempt to reduce child poverty: a budget 2000 postscript

      Holly Sutherland

    5. The financial consequences of moving to a fully means-tested social security system

      Holly Sutherland

    6. The 2000 budget: the impact on the distribution of household incomes

      Holly Sutherland and Rebecca Taylor

    7. Child poverty and child benefits in the European Union

      Herwig Immervoll, Holly Sutherland, and Klaas de Vos

    8. Microsimulation and the formulation of policy: a case study of targeting in the European Union

      A.B. Atkinson, Francois Bourguignon, Cathal O'Donoghue, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    9. An introduction to EUROMOD

      Holly Sutherland, Herwig Immervoll, and Cathal O'Donoghue

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    10. Integrating output in Euromod: an assessment of the sensitivity of multi country microsimulation results

      Cathal O'Donoghue, Holly Sutherland, and F. Utili

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    11. Maintaining and updating POLIMOD

      Lavinia Mitton and Holly Sutherland

    12. Maintaining and updating POLIMOD

      Lavinia Mitton and Holly Sutherland

    13. Budgeting for fairness? the distributional effects of three labour budgets

      Herwig Immervoll, Lavinia Mitton, Cathal O'Donoghue, et al.

    14. Comparative analysis of basic income proposals: UK and Ireland

      Tim Callan, Cathal O'Donoghue, Holly Sutherland, et al.

    15. Policy simulation at the European level: a guide to EUROMOD

      Holly Sutherland

      1. Households
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics


    Displaying media publications 46 - 49 of 49 in total

    1. Two in five children in poverty

    2. Two in five children in poverty

    3. Failure to reduce child poverty makes targets harder to achieve

    4. Failure to reduce child poverty makes targets harder to achieve

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