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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 32 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. 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
    5. 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
    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. Nowcasting indicators of poverty risk in the European Union: a microsimulation approach

      Jekaterina Navicke, Olga Rastrigina, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    9. 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
    10. Income redistribution in the European Union

      Silvia Avram, Horacio Levy, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. Are European social safety nets tight enough? Coverage and adequacy of Minimum Income schemes in 14 EU countries

      Francesco Figari, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      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 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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