This section briefly presents some of the researchers involved in research on fiscal welfare in Europe.
- Rui Branco
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Nova University of Lisbon
Research Fellow, IPRI-UNL
Researh interests : comparative state formation, civil society and social policy. His more recent work has focused on civil society and democratization in new democracies, social policy and welfare civil society in Souther Europe and fiscal welfare and inequality in Portugal.
- Micheál Collins
Assistant Professor of Social Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Research interests : taxation, income, earnings, inequality, income distribution
Relevant publication : Collins M.L., “Where are Pensioners in the Income Distribution“, NERI Research in Brief, n°18, January 2015.
Collins, M.L., “Total Direct and Indirect Tax Contributions of Households in Ireland : estimates and policy stimulations“, NERI Working Paper, 2014/18.
Collins, M.L., “Modelling the Withdrawal of Personal Tax Credits from High Income Earners“, NERI Working Paper, 2013/04.
Collins, M.L., “Tax Expenditures : Revenue and Information Forgone – the experience of Ireland“, Trinity Economics Papers Working Paper 1211. Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2011.
Collins, M.L., Walsh, M., “Ireland’s Tax Expenditures System : International Comparisons and a Reform Agenda” – Studies in Public Policy n°24, Dublin Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 2010.
- Francesco Figari
Associate Professor of Public Finance – University of Insubria (Italy)
Research Associate -ISER University of Essex (UK)
Research interests : taxation, redistribution, income inequality, fiscal microsimulation
Relevant publication : Figari, F., Paulus, A., Sutherland, H., Measuring the size and impact of public cash support for children in cross-national perspective, Social Science Computer Review 29(1), 2011.
- Luca Gandullia
Associate Professor of Public Finance – University of Genova (Italy)
Research interests : public finance, taxation, fiscal federalism, behavioural economics
- Bent Greve
Professor in Social Science – Roskilde University
- Gerard Hughes
Affiliated to Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin
Research interests : fiscal welfare and the cost and distribution of pension tax reliefs, reform of fiscal welfare for private pension systems, tax expenditure and the equity of the pension system, sources of pensioners’ incomes
Relevant publications : Gerard Hughes, Tianhong Chen and John A. Turner, “Longevity Insurance Benefits for Social Security : International Experience”, Benefits Quaterly, Second Quarter 2016.
Gerard Hughes, “Have Personal Retirement Savings Accounts Achieved their Objectives in Ireland?”, in Marek Szczepansk (editor), Old-age Crises and Pension Reform : Where do we stand? Poznan : Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology, 2013.
Gerard Hughes, “Pension Tax Reliefs and Equity”, in J. Stewart (editor), For Richer, For Poorer : An Investigation of the Irish Pension System. Dublin : Published for TASC by New Island Press, 2005.
Gerard Hughes, Adrian Sinfield,”Financing Pensions by Stealth : The Anglo-American Model and the Cost ond Distribution of Tax Benefits for Private Pensions”, In G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), Reforming Pensions in Europe : Evolution of Pension Financing and Sources of Retirement Income. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2004.
Gerard Hughes, “Private Pensions and Equity in Ireland and the UK”, Pensions : An international Journal, Vol.8 n°2, 2003.
Gerard Hughes, “The Cost and Distribution of Tax Expenditures on Occupational Pensions in Ireland”, ESRI Conference : Pensions and Prospects. Dublin : Economic and Social Research Institute, 2001.
- Adrian Sinfield
Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and University Fellow, School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Adrian.Sinfield@ed.ac.ukResearch interests : Social security, Taxation and social policy, Social division of welfare, Unemployment, Poverty, privilege and inequality