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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 31 - 45 of 54 in total

    1. 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. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
    2. The distributional impact of in kind public benefits in European countries

      Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, and Panos Tsakloglou

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    3. Accurate income measurement for the assessment of public policies: final report

      Holly Sutherland, Andre DeCoster, Manos Matsaganis, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    4. 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
    5. The effects of taxes and benefits on income distribution in the enlarged EU

      Alari Paulus, Mitja Cok, Francesco Figari, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    6. Improving the capacity and usability of EUROMOD: final report

      Holly Sutherland, Francesco Figari, Orsolya Lelkes, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    7. 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
    8. Using the EU-SILC for policy simulation: prospects, some limitations and some suggestions

      Francesco Figari, Horacio Levy, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    9. An age perspective on economic well-being and social protection in nine OECD countries

      Thai-Thanh Dang, Herwig Immervoll, D. Mantovani, et al.

    10. A basic income for Europe's children?

      Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    11. Household incomes and redistribution in the European Union: quantifying the equalising properties of taxes and benefits

      Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, et al.

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Microsimulation
    12. Alternative tax-benefits strategies to support children in the European Union: recent reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom

      Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    13. The impact of tax and transfer systems on children in the European Union

      Miles Corak, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Microsimulation
      2. Taxation
    14. Pension incomes in the European Union: policy reform strategies in comparative perspective

      D. Mantovani, Fotis Papadopoulos, Holly Sutherland, et al.

      1. Pensions
      2. Microsimulation
    15. Social indicators and other income statistics using EUROMOD: an assessment of the 2001 Baseline and Changes 1998-2001

      Christine Lietz and Holly Sutherland

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Microsimulation


    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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