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Professor Holly Sutherland Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

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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 46 - 54 of 54 in total

    1. Social indicators and other income statistics using the EUROMOD baseline: a comparison with Eurostat and National Statistics

      Daniela Mantovani and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation
    2. Indicators for social inclusion in the European Union: how responsive are they to macro-level changes?

      Patricio Feres, Herwig Immervoll, Christine Lietz, et al.

    3. Reducing child poverty in Europe: what can static microsimulation models tell us?

      Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    4. EUROMOD: an integrated European benefit-tax model: final report

      Holly Sutherland

    5. Child poverty and child benefits in the European Union

      Herwig Immervoll, Holly Sutherland, and Klaas de Vos

    6. Microsimulation and the formulation of policy: a case study of targeting in the European Union

      A.B. Atkinson, Francois Bourguignon, Cathal O'Donoghue, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    7. An introduction to EUROMOD

      Holly Sutherland, Herwig Immervoll, and Cathal O'Donoghue

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    8. Integrating output in Euromod: an assessment of the sensitivity of multi country microsimulation results

      Cathal O'Donoghue, Holly Sutherland, and F. Utili

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    9. Baseline results for EU27 from EUROMOD 2007-2011 policies

      Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Microsimulation


    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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