IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Introduction to impact assessment

cemmap and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS are co-organising a course on impact assessment in February 2015. The course will introduce the various quantitative methods that can be used to estimate the causal impact of a policy intervention and the aim is to give participants an understanding of the suitability of these empirical methods given the nature of the policy under consideration and the available data.

CALL FOR PAPERS - Improving productivity in developing countries

CALL for PAPERS: Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption (A conference by the Centre for Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, UK)

The call for papers for this conference is now open and will close on 13 February 2015. Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Pascaline Dupas, Prof. Imran Rasul, Prof. Eliana La Ferrara and Prof. Mark Rosenzweig.

The organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers studying these and other constraints in a developing country context. For more information please see the conference event page

 

Microdata methods and practice: A cemmap celebration

This conference, 14-16 November 2014, invites cemmap Fellows, International Fellows and leading econometricians from around the world to celebrate the extensive contributions of cemmap and cemmap Director Andrew Chesher to microdata methods and practice. Research will be presented highlighting the impact of cemmap, its research and the research of its fellows.

 

 

Report launched on the dynamics of ageing

This report, the sixth wave of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a survey of people aged 50 and over in England, was launch on 23 October. It focuses on three issues that are of importance to public policy and scientific investigation: intergenerational financial transfers and the distribution of wealth; the evolution of lifestyles at older ages; and trends in obesity among older people.