Holly SutherlandHolly Sutherland is Research Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and Director of EUROMOD at the University of Essex, UK and Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics. She has previously worked at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and University College, London. She has 30 years of experience of designing, building and using tax-benefit microsimulation models and coordinating international projects involving the development and application of the EU tax-benefit model, EUROMOD. This is now used both as a tool for academic research (e.g. in public finance and comparative social policy) and for policy monitoring and analysis by the European Commission. She is particularly proud of its role in helping to bridge the gap between scientific research and the policy world and in facilitating the construction of tax-benefit models in non-EU countries without them (e.g. South Africa, Serbia). She has co-authored/edited 5 books on microsimulation modelling and published widely in economics and social policy journals. Her research interests include comparative study of the distributional effects of social and economic policies; the gendered effects of re-distribution policies; and child poverty measurement and analysis.
Selected publications"Microsimulation and Policy Analysis" in A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (Eds.) Handbook of Income Distribution, Vol 2B. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 2141-2221. 2015 (with F. Figari and A. Paulus).
"Multi-Country Microsimulation" in C. O’Donoghue (ed.) Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 293) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.77 – 106. 2014.
"Welfare compensation for unemployment in the Great Recession" Review of Income and Wealth, 60, Special Issue S177-S204. 2014 (with M. Fernandez Salgado, F. Figari and A. Tumino).
"A Comparison of Earnings Measures from Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Surveys: Evidence from the UK", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, series A, 174 (2) 297–326. 2011 (with M. Francesconi and F. Zantomio).
"The distributional impact of in-kind public benefits in European countries", Journal of Policy Administration and Management, 29/2 243-266. 2010 (with A. Paulus and P. Tsakloglou).
"Swapping Policies: Alternative Tax-Benefit Strategies to Support Children in Austria, Spain and the UK", Journal of Social Policy 36/4 625-647. 2007 (with H. Levy and C. Lietz).
"The sensitivity of poverty rates in the European Union to macro-level changes", Cambridge Journal of Economics, 30, 181-199. 2006 (with H. Immervoll, H. Levy, C. Lietz and D. Mantovani).
"Microsimulation of Social Policy in the European Union: Case Study of a European Minimum Pension", Economica, 69, 229-243. 2002 (with A. B. Atkinson, F. Bourguignon, C. O’Donoghue and F. Utili).
The arithmetic of tax and social security reform: a user's guide to microsimulation methods and analysis, Cambridge University Press. 1998 (with G. Redmond and M. Wilson).
"How Reliable are Microsimulation Results? An Analysis of the Role of Sampling Error in a UK Tax-benefit Model", Journal of Public Economics, vol 53, 327-365. 1994 (with S. Pudney).