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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 29 in total

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    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. Benefit Losses Loom Larger than Taxes: The Effects of Framing and Loss Aversion on Behavioural Responses to Taxes and Benefits

      Silvia Avram

    11. What can international comparisons teach us about school choice and non-governmental schools in Europe?

      Jaap Dronkers and Silvia Avram

      1. Education
      2. Public Policy
      3. Government
    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. The distributional effects of personal income tax expenditure

      Silvia Avram

      1. Microsimulation
      2. Taxation
    14. The distributional effects of personal income tax expenditure

      Silvia Avram

      1. Microsimulation
      2. Taxation
    15. Income redistribution in the European Union

      Silvia Avram, Horacio Levy, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Microsimulation
      4. Taxation

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