Dr Iva Tasseva

Dr Iva Tasseva

LSE Fellow

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Inequality, Poverty, Tax-benefit policies, Tax-benefit microsimulation

About me

Iva Tasseva is an LSE Fellow since December 2020. Prior to that, Iva worked as a researcher at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, where she completed her PhD in Economics.

Her research focuses on income inequality and poverty; the redistributive effect of tax-benefit policies within specific countries and in a cross-country comparative perspective; and measurement error in household survey data. She has extensive experience of tax-benefit microsimulation models for distributional analysis. Here, she contributed to the development of the EU-wide tax-benefit model EUROMOD and the UK model UKMOD. Her recent work has assessed the impact of the UK policy response to Covid-19 on household incomes. In other ongoing work, she studies income underreporting/misreporting in household surveys using linked income survey and administrative data.

Iva‘s teaching is informed by her research and she contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Iva’s research has been published in the Journal of European Social Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, The Journal of Economic Inequality, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Comparative Economics; and as book chapters in “Decent Incomes for All. Improving Policies in Europe” (edited by B. Cantillon, T. Goedeme and J. Hills) and “Strengthening Redistribution" (edited by B. Nolan). 

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Expertise Details

Income inequality and poverty; Redistributive effect of tax-benefit policies; Tax-benefit microsimulation; quantitative research methods