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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 all 12 publications

    1. Microsimulation and policy analysis

      Francesco Figari, Alari Paulus, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Public Policy
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
    2. The importance of independent income: understanding the role of non-means-tested earnings replacement benefits

      Fran Bennett and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
    3. Coverage and adequacy of Minimum Income schemes in the European Union

      Francesco Figari, Tina Haux, Manos Matsaganis, et al.

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Microsimulation
    4. Economic downturn and stress testing European welfare systems

      Francesco Figari, Andrea Salvatori, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Unemployment
      2. Microsimulation
    5. Approximations to the truth: comparing survey and microsimulation approaches to measuring income for social indicators

      Francesco Figari, Maria Iacovou, Alexandra J. Skew, et al.

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Microsimulation
    6. Accounting for housing in poverty analysis

      Killian Mullan, Holly Sutherland, and Francesca Zantomio

      1. Poverty
      2. Housing Market
    7. Measuring the size and impact of public cash support for children in cross-national perspective

      Francesco Figari, Alari Paulus, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    8. A comparison of earnings measures from longitudinal and cross-sectional surveys: evidence from the UK

      Marco Francesconi, Holly Sutherland, and Francesca Zantomio

      1. Statistical Analysis
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Wages And Earnings
    9. Keeping up or falling behind? The impact of benefit and tax uprating on incomes and poverty

      Holly Sutherland, Ruth Hancock, John Hills, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    10. Inequalities within couples: market incomes and the role of taxes and benefits in Europe

      Francesco Figari, Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    11. A basic income for Europe's children?

      Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    12. Simulating the reform of means-tested benefits with endogenous take-up and claim costs

      Stephen Pudney, Ruth Hancock, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation


    Displaying media publications 16 - 30 of 49 in total

    1. Child poverty research

    2. Brown 'will miss targets on reducing child poverty'

    3. Majority of children living in poverty have at least one parent in work, says study

    4. Billions needed to meet child poverty target, warns Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    5. Child poverty pledge needs extra £4.2bn

    6. Investment needed to tackle child poverty

    7. Research scheme wins Euro cash backing

    8. €4.5m Euro grant for Essex-led research

    9. Essex University project gets euro boost

    10. Colchester: millions given to research project

    11. €4.5m Euro grant for Essex-led research

    12. Benefits erosion could double child poverty

    13. The big benefit cheat

    14. Child poverty set to rise under current benefit adjustment rules

    15. Child poverty 'to hit record levels'

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