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Professor Holly Sutherland Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

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 54 in total

    1. The Hypothetical Household Tool (HHoT) in EUROMOD: a new instrument for comparative research on tax-benefit policies in Europe

      Tine Hufkens, Tim Goedemé, Katrin Gasior, et al.

    2. 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
    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.

    5. 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
    6. The role of an EMU unemployment insurance scheme on income protection in case of unemployment

      Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo, Holly Sutherland, and Alberto Tumino

    7. Nowcasting: estimating developments in median household income and risk of poverty in 2014 and 2015

      Olga Rastrigina, Chrysa Leventi, Sanja Vujackov, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    8. The importance of income-tested benefits in good times and bad: lessons from EU countries

      Chrysa Leventi, Olga Rastrigina, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Household Economics
      4. Microsimulation
    9. The redistributive and stabilising effects of an EMU unemployment benefit scheme under different hypothetical unemployment scenarios

      Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo, Alberto Tumino, and Holly Sutherland

    10. Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the 2010-2015 UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes: an end-of-term update

      Paola De Agostini, John Hills, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Pensions
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Taxation
    11. Nowcasting: estimating developments in the risk of poverty and income distribution in 2013 and 2014

      Olga Rastrigina, Chrysa Leventi, and Holly Sutherland

    12. Nowcasting risk of poverty and low work intensity in Europe

      Olga Rastrigina, Chrysa Leventi, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Labour Market
      2. Poverty
      3. Microsimulation
    13. 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
    14. Nowcasting risk of poverty and income distribution in the EU in 2013

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

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    15. The effect of tax-benefit changes on the income distribution in EU countries since the beginning of the economic crisis

      Paola De Agostini, Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
      4. Economic Policy


    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 49 in total

    1. Poor returns: who has been affected most by tax and benefit cuts?

    2. Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited

    3. Poor paying price as tax and welfare policies shift cash to rich

    4. UK coalition policies have shifted wealth to the rich

    5. UK coalition policies have shifted wealth to the rich

    6. Policy 'shifts money to better off'

    7. Coalition government has 'shifted money from poorest to better-off' through welfare cuts and tax reductions, study claims

    8. Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor

    9. Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor

    10. Special focus: Who is bearing the cost of austerity? A distributional analysis of six EU countries

    11. Gli invisibili senza lavoro

    12. New EUROMOD book

    13. 4.5 million Euro grant for Essex-led research

    14. Ending child poverty in a changing economy

    15. Universities: EUROMOD project

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    Micro-social change, surveys and data, tax and benefit microsimulation


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