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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 31 - 45 of 58 in total

    1. The impact of tax and transfer systems on children in the European Union

      Miles Corak, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Microsimulation
      2. Taxation
    2. Poverty in Britain: the impact of government policy since 1997: a projection to 2004-5 using microsimulation

      Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    3. The take-up of income support and passported benefits for pensioners in the UK: some issues

      Holly Sutherland

    4. The take -up of income support by pensioners: estimates from POLIMOD using the Family Resources Survey

      Holly Sutherland

    5. The take-up of income support by pensioners: estimates from POLIMOD using the Family Resources Survey

      Holly Sutherland

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

      Holly Sutherland

    7. Using POLIMOD to evaluate alternative methods of expenditure imputation

      Rebecca Taylor, Holly Sutherland, and Joanna Gomulka

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

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

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

      Holly Sutherland

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

      Holly Sutherland

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

      Holly Sutherland and Rebecca Taylor

    12. Maintaining and updating POLIMOD

      Lavinia Mitton and Holly Sutherland

    13. Maintaining and updating POLIMOD

      Lavinia Mitton and Holly Sutherland

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

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

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

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


    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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