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Staff Biography

[Photo: Holly Sutherland] Professor Holly SUTHERLAND
Research Professor, Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Essex, and Visiting Professor, CASE

Tel: +44 (0) 1206 873534
Fax: +44 (0)1206 873151
STICERD ,  External

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Research Interests:
  • developing microsimulation as a tool for international comparative research
  • distributional effects of social policies
  • gender effects of re-distribution policies
  • child poverty measurement and analysis
  • Coordinator of EUROMOD
Selected Publications:
  • Poverty, inequality and redistribution.Towards a more equal society? Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997 (eds J Hills, T Sefton and K Stewart, 2009) (with J Hills and T Sefton)

  • Failing to keep up? The long-term effects of current benefit and tax uprating policies.Benefits: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 1(17): 47-57 (2009) (with R Hancock, J Hills and F Zantomio)

  • Keeping up or falling behind? The impact of benefit and tax uprating on incomes and poverty.Fiscal Studies, 4(29): 467-498 (2008) (with R Hancock, J Hills and F Zantomio)

  • Swapping Policies: Alternative tax-benefit strategies to support children in Austria, Spain and the UK.Journal of Social Policy, 4(36): 625-648 (2007) (withi H Levy and C Lietz)

  • Can child poverty be abolished? Promises and policies in the UK.The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 1(17): 7-32 (2006)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the 2010-2015 UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes: an end-of-term update
    Paola De Agostini, John Hills, Holly Sutherland, September 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP22: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Were we really all in it together? The distributional effects of the UK Coalition government's tax-benefit policy changes
    Paola De Agostini, John Hills, Holly Sutherland, November 2014
    Paper No' SPCCWP10: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Changing Poverty Post-1997
    David Piachaud, Holly Sutherland, December 2002
    Paper No' CASE 063: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • How Effective is the British Government's Attempt to Reduce Child Poverty?
    David Piachaud, Holly Sutherland, March 2000
    Paper No' CASE 038: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Comparing Poverty in France and theUnited Kingdom (in The Distribution of Welfare and Household Production, S Jenkins, A Kapteyn and B van Praag (eds.) (1996), Cambridge University Press)
    A.B. Atkinson, Karen Gardiner, Valérie Lechêne, Holly Sutherland, January 1996
    Paper No' WSP 084:

  • Two Nations in Early Retirement?: The Case of Britain (Ch.6 in: Age, Work and Social Security, A B Atkinson and M Rein (eds) (1992), Macmillan)
    A.B. Atkinson, Holly Sutherland, January 1992
    Paper No' WSP 056:

  • Banding, Tilting, Gearing, Gaining and Losing: An Anatomy of the Proposed Council Tax (edited version in Fiscal Studies, 12(4), 1991)
    John Hills, Holly Sutherland,  1991
    Paper No' WSP 063:

  • The Effects of Differences in Housing and Health Care Systems on International Comparions of Income Distribution
    Jane Falkingham, Karen Gardiner, John Hills, Valérie Lechêne, Holly Sutherland,
    Paper No' WSP 110:

  • Designed for the Poor - Poorer by Design? The Effects of the 1986 Social Security Acton Family Incomes
    Martin Evans, David Piachaud, Holly Sutherland,
    Paper No' WSP 105: