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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.

Latest Blog Posts


    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 58 in total

    1. 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
    2. Scenarios for reducing poverty in Belgium, Greece and the United Kingdom

      Tim Goedemé, Holly Sutherland, Paola De Agostini, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Public Policy
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Microsimulation
    3. Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes

      Paola De Agostini, John Hills, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Government
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
      6. Economic Policy
      7. Social Policy
    4. A lost decade? Decomposing the effect of 2001-11 tax-benefit policy changes on the income distribution in EU countries

      John Hills, Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland, et al.

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

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

      1. Public Policy
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Economic Policy
      4. International Economic Relations
    6. Using EUROMOD to nowcast poverty risk in the European Union

      Jekaterina Navicke, Olga Rastrigina, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    7. The distributional effects of fiscal consolidation in nine EU countries

      Silvia Avram, Francesco Figari, Chrysa Leventi, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    8. The distributive and cross country effects of a Child Basic Income for the European Union

      Horacio Levy, Manos Matsaganis, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Young People
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Microsimulation
    9. Income protection and poverty risk for the unemployed in Europe

      Silvia Avram, Holly Sutherland, Iva Valentinova Tasseva, et al.

      1. Unemployment
      2. Poverty
      3. Microsimulation
    10. The distributional effects of austerity measures: a comparison of six EU countries

      Tim Callan, Chrysa Leventi, Horacio Levy, et al.

      1. Microsimulation
      2. International Economic Relations
    11. 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
    12. Modelling the distributional effects of austerity measures: the challenges of a comparative perspective

      Chrysa Leventi, Horacio Levy, Manos Matsaganis, et al.

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
    13. The economic downturn, unemployment and risk of poverty: stress testing European welfare systems

      Francesco Figari, Holly Sutherland, and Alberto Tumino

      1. Unemployment
      2. Poverty
      3. Microsimulation
    14. The effects of Minimum Income schemes on the working-age population in the European Union

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

    15. The distributional impact of public health expenditure in the United Kingdom

      Holly Sutherland and Francesca Zantomio


    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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