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Dr Silvia Avram Research Fellow, University of Essex

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savram@essex.ac.uk
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01206 874824
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Curriculum vitae

I am a social scientist working at the intersection of social policy analysis, labour and public economics. My research interests centre on economic inequality and the role of public policies and institutions in shaping it. I am also interested in applying behavioural economics to the analysis of public policy. Some of the topics that I'm currently working on or have worked on in the past include:

  • the impact of taxes and transfers on income inequality and poverty
  • income and earnings volatility and uncertainty
  • wage progression out of low paid work
  • the gender income gap
  • tax framing

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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 36 in total

    1. Labour market flexibility and unemployment duration: evidence from the UK

      Silvia Avram

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Economics
      4. Wages And Earnings
    2. Zero-hours contracts: flexibility or insecurity? Experimental evidence from a low income population

      Silvia Avram

      1. Labour Market
      2. Labour Economics
      3. Economics
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Income Dynamics
      6. Wages And Earnings
    3. Do welfare state taxes and transfers reduce gender income inequality? Evidence from eight European countries

      Silvia Avram and Daria Popova

      1. Economics
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
      6. Social Policy
    4. The impact of minimum wage upratings on wage growth and the wage distribution. A report prepared for the Low Pay Commission

      Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness

      1. Area Effects
      2. Regional Economics
      3. Geography
      4. Labour Market
      5. Labour Economics
      6. Economics
      7. Public Policy
      8. Wages And Earnings
    5. Household income volatility in the UK, 2009-2017

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, Paul Fisher, et al.

      1. Households
      2. Economics
      3. Income Dynamics
    6. Understanding Society and its income data

      Paul Fisher, Laura Fumagalli, Nick Buck, et al.

      1. Households
      2. Research
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    7. The NMW/NLW and progression out of minimum wage jobs in the UK interim report: a report prepared for the Low Pay Commission

      Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness

      1. Labour Market
      2. Labour Economics
      3. Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Wages And Earnings
    8. Who benefits from the ‘hidden welfare state’? The distributional effects of personal income tax expenditure in six countries

      Silvia Avram

      1. Households
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    9. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits
    10. Labour outcomes and family background: evidence from the EU during the Recession

      Silvia Avram and Olga Canto

      1. Human Capital
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Economics
      5. Social Stratification
    11. Social assistance performance in Central and Eastern Europe: a pre-transfer post-transfer comparison

      Silvia Avram

      1. Households
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Social Policy
    12. Interactions between policy effects, population characteristics and the tax-benefit system: an illustration using child poverty and child related policies in Romania and the Czech Republic

      Silvia Avram and Eva Militaru

      1. Demography
      2. Poverty
      3. Welfare Benefits
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
    13. Accounting for gender differences in the distributional effects of tax and benefit policy changes

      Silvia Avram, Daria Popova, and Olga Rastrigina

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Household Economics
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation
    14. The effects of reform scenarios for unemployment benefits and social assistance on work incentives and poverty in Lithuania

      Jekaterina Navicke, Silvia Avram, and Lilas Demmou

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Poverty
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Microsimulation
      6. Taxation
      7. Social Policy
    15. Can’t work or won’t work: quasi-experimental evidence on work search requirements for single parents

      Silvia Avram, Mike Brewer, and Andrea Salvatori

      1. Disability
      2. Labour Market
      3. Unemployment
      4. Childbearing: Fertility
      5. Welfare Benefits

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    1. Low Pay Commission publishes research on the effects of the minimum wage on employment and automation


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