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Dr Silvia Avram Senior 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. In my recent work, I focus on how we can measure, understand and examine the consequences of bargaining power imbalances in the labour market. 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 gender wage gap
  • the minimum wage
  • the gender income gap and the role of taxes and transfers in shaping it
  • the impact of taxes and transfers on income inequality and poverty
  • income and earnings volatility and uncertainty
  • wage progression out of low paid work
  • tax framing

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    Publications

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    1. Household earnings and income volatility in the UK, 2009-2017

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

      1. Households
      2. Economics
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Wages And Earnings
    2. Unstable jobs and time out of work: evidence from the UK

      Silvia Avram

      1. Area Effects
      2. Regional Economics
      3. Labour Market
      4. Labour Economics
      5. Unemployment
      6. Public Policy
      7. Wages And Earnings
    3. Do taxes and transfers reduce gender income inequality? Evidence from eight European welfare states

      Silvia Avram and Daria Popova

      1. Economics
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Microsimulation
      5. Taxation
      6. Social Policy
    4. Do workers like employer driven flexibility? Experimental evidence on work and pay uncertainty and willingness to work

      Silvia Avram

      1. Labour Market
      2. Labour Economics
      3. Economics
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Income Dynamics
      6. Wages And Earnings
    5. Does a high minimum wage make it harder for minimum wage workers to progress?

      Silvia Avram and Susan Harkness

      1. Labour Market
      2. Labour Economics
      3. Economics
      4. Public Policy
      5. Wages And Earnings
    6. Hours and pay insecurity in the UK labour market

      Silvia Avram

      1. Labour Market
      2. Labour Economics
      3. Unemployment
      4. Economics
      5. Welfare Benefits
      6. Wages And Earnings
    7. Labour market flexibility and unemployment duration: evidence from the UK

      Silvia Avram

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Economics
      4. Wages And Earnings
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Household income volatility in the UK, 2009-2017

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

      1. Households
      2. Economics
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Wages And Earnings
    11. Understanding Society and its income data

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

      1. Households
      2. Research
      3. Income Dynamics
      4. Surveys
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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

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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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