Salvador is Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Unit of the Joint Research Centre, European Commission. He received his doctorate from Sciences-Po Paris. His research focuses on public finances, taxation and growth.
Salvador previously worked as Fiscal Policy Analyst at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Before joining the European Commission Salvador held teaching and research positions in several universities in the UK, Spain, Ireland and Belgium.
Paola De Agostini
Paola works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD and its indirect tax tool extension. She also contributes to the assessment of the impact of tax and benefit policy reforms in EU Member States.
Paola is an experienced social science researcher specialising in applied micro-econometric analysis of social policies. Before joining the JRC in 2022, she worked as senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in the UK where she led JRF’s economic modelling and econometric analysis. Her work focused on developing JRF’s modelling capabilities to better understand the causes of poverty in the UK and develop effective policy solutions to reduce it. She has also worked at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex as a Senior Research Officer and EUROMOD developer.
She holds an MSc in Applied Economics and Data Analysis (2001) and a PhD in Applied Social and Economic Research (2008) from the University of Essex (UK).
Her research interests lie in the fields of policy evaluation using microsimulation methods, redistributive effects of tax-benefit policies and poverty. Other research areas that she is interested in are consumer spending choices, health consequences of policy choices, environmental and economic planning, health care financial systems, forecasting and spatial micro-simulation models.
Silvia De Poli
Silvia works on the development of EUROMOD and contributes to the policy analysis of tax-benefit reforms, work incentives and inequality in the EU Member States.
Before joining the JRC, she was a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (FBK-IRVAPP) in Trento.
She holds an MSc degree in Statistics for Economics, Business and Finance from the University of Padova.
Her main research interests are policy evaluation, labour economics and inequality.
Hugo del Valle-Inclán Cruces
Hugo works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD, and contributes to the assessment of tax-benefit policies.
Before joining the JRC-Seville Hugo worked as slackline instructor, taught at a high school in Berlin, performed financial accounting at the City Council of Vilagarcía de Arousa, and was a researcher and teacher at the University of Vigo.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Vigo in 2021, and has done research stays or visits at Johns Hopkins University and the Luxembourg Income Study.
His interests include distributive justice, inequality, poverty, data analysis, and coding.
Klaus works on the development of EUROMOD and contributes to the empirical analysis of tax-benefit policy reforms of EU Member States.
Before joining JRC in 2019, he worked as a consultant for UNICEF, FAO and WIFO.
Klaus holds a Magister degree in Economics from the University of Vienna and a PhD in Econometrics and Empirical Economics from the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'.
His main research interest lies in the field of applied microeconometrics. He published in the areas of labour market policies, wealth taxation, public health, agricultural production, food security and household survey design.
Adrián Hernández Martín
Adrián works on the development of EUROMOD and coordinates the technical assistance to Member States in the field of tax-benefit microsimulation. He also contributes to the assessment of tax and benefit reforms in the context of the European Semester policy framework and to several cross-country studies on inequality and poverty issues.
Before joining the JRC in November 2017, he worked as a fellow researcher at the Spanish Institute of Fiscal Studies (2014-2017), where he was involved in the evaluation of public policies.
Adrián holds a Msc in Applied Economics (2014) from the Complutense University of Madrid and from the University of Alcala.
His main research interests are on the field of public economics, focusing in particular on poverty, inequality and redistribution topics.
Marta takes care over the formal procedures related to the EUROMOD project as well as to provide administrative support to the whole EUROMOD team, National Teams and external data users.
Before joining the JRC-Seville in June 2021 she was working mostly as manager of EU-funded projects in entities from various sectors: local public administration, a non-governmental organization and a university.
Marta holds a master degree in sociology from the Catholic University of Lublin.
Chrysa works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD and contributes to the distributional assessment of tax-benefit policy reforms.
Before joining the JRC in 2022, Chrysa worked as a scientific advisor at the Council of Economic Advisors of the Greek Ministry of Finance, and as an adjunct lecturer at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She has also worked at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex as a Research Fellow and EUROMOD developer.
Chrysa holds a PhD in Economics from AUEB. She also holds a MSc in Economic and Social Policy Analysis from the University of York and a BA in International and European Economic Studies from AUEB.
Her research interests lie in the fields of microsimulation modelling for policy analysis, income inequality and poverty, the economics of the welfare state and tax evasion.
Sofia works on the development of EUROMOD and its indirect tax tool extension, and carries out research and policy analysis in the area of fiscal policies and inequality, in particular on the green transition and gender topics.
Before joining the JRC in 2019, Sofia worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on time-use, poverty and gender inequality; for the Presidency of Uruguay on fiscal policies, inequality and microsimulations and for PwC on economic consulting. She has also research and teaching experience, mainly in macro, labour and inequality topics.
Sofia has a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), a MSc degree in Economics and Business from the University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and a BA degree in Economics from the UdelaR (Universidad de la República, Uruguay).
Her main research interests are economic cycles, crises and welfare; unemployment and labour market mismatches; multidimensional poverty and inequality; microsimulation of tax benefits and evaluation of fiscal policies; green transition policies and gender inequality.
Kostas works on the maintenance and continuous development of the EUROMOD software.
Before joining JRC in May 2022 he was the main software developer of the EUROMOD software in ISER, University of Essex, and played a central role to the design and development of the EUROMOD software and a broad range of related plugins (such as ITT, HHoT, Statistics Presenter). He also designed and developed a tool for building custom simplified web interfaces for EUROMOD, known as EM Light.
He holds a degree in Computer Science and an MSc by Research from Salford University.
Alberto works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD, and contributes to the assessment of tax-benefit policies.
Before joining the JRC in 2021, Alberto worked as Consultant in the business analytics sector and as Data Scientist in a start-up company active in the PropTech sector.
Alberto holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Siena. He also holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Siena and a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Padova.
His research interests include microeconometrics, policy evaluation and labour economics.
Silvia Navarro Berdeal
Silvia works on the development of EUROMOD and conducts research and policy analysis of tax-benefit policy reforms of EU Member States.
Before joining the JRC-Seville she was engaged in the UNU-WIDER project for modelling agricultural subsidies in the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Zambia.
She holds a MSc degree Economic Development and Growth from the University Carlos III of Madrid and worked on relevant related research topics in the Lund University of Sweden.
Her main research interest are labour economics, agricultural production, policy evaluation, gender studies, and econometrics.
Bianey works on the update and improvement of the EUROMOD-JRC Interface.
Before joining the EUROMOD team she gave technical support to the tax modelling researchers in the Fiscal Policy Analysis team at JRC by developing tools for the analysis of EUROMOD output data.
She also collaborated in other projects that required an advance use of EUROMOD such as EUROLAB.
She holds a degree in Physics and a PhD in Medical Physics by the University of Seville.
Andrea works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD and conducts research and policy analysis in the area of fiscal policy.
Before joining the JRC-Seville in January 2019, he worked as a senior research officer at ISER, University of ESSEX.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the department of economics at the University of Oslo. His doctoral thesis is titled "Three essays on Self-employment and taxation".
His research focuses on empirical public economics and microsimulation modelling, in particular he is interested on the effects of tax-benefit systems and labour market institutions on income inequality, poverty and work incentives.
Fidel coordinates the maintenance and update of EUROMOD. He also contributes to the assessment of the impact of tax-benefit reforms in EU Member States.
He is an associate professor (on special leave) in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Vigo (Spain), where he was teaching and doing research from 1999 to 2015. He has also been a fellow researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales (IEF, Spanish Insitute for Fiscal Studies) and at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
He holds an MsC in Economics and Business (1997) and a PhD in Economics (2003) from the University of Vigo.
His research is focused on the study of tax-benefit systems and their impact in terms of inequality, redistribution and poverty, using survey and administrative data together with microsimulation tools.
Mattia's current work focuses on the area of fiscal policy, particularly on indirect taxation. Mattia is also part of the team maintaining and developing the EU microsimulation model EUROMOD.
Before joining the JRC in 2020, Mattia worked as Economic Advisor for the UK Communication Regulator (Ofcom) and for one of the UK Independent Fiscal Institutions (the Fiscal Commission). Mattia has also teaching experience in dynamic macroeconomics and introduction to economics.
Mattia holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow. He also holds a MRes in Economics from the University Carlos III (Madrid, Spain) and a BA in Economics from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy).
His main research interests focuses in the area of macroeconomics and fiscal reforms.
Hannes works on the development and maintenance of EUROMOD, and contributes to the assessment of tax-benefit policies.
Before joining the JRC in October 2022, Hannes worked as a functional analyst for a health insurance fund.
He is currently a PhD Candidate at KU Leuven and holds a M.Sc. in European Studies and a M.Sc. in Economics and has a passion for programming. His main research interests are in the fields of public and welfare economics and more specifically in the areas of microsimulation modelling, non-parametric welfare analysis, (optimal) income-tax reform analysis, and incorporation of fairness considerations in welfare measures.