IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

New IFS research to focus on health and social care spending on older people

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is to carry out new research on the need for, and use of, health and social care services among older people in England, and how these services interact – thanks to funding from the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity.

The IFS researchers will investigate how public money is allocated across health and social care services for older people with different types of needs, and the effect on their health outcomes and wellbeing.

The research project will be led by IFS Programme Director Gemma Tetlow. She says, “With an ageing population and limited public funding, it is important to understand how health and social care spending can be directed most efficiently and how these services can complement one another to produce the best outcomes."

The IFS research is one of four projects selected for support by the Health Foundation under its £1.5 million Efficiency Research Programme.

Upcoming Masterclass: Empirical Models of Differentiated Products

This cemmap masterclass will be given by Steven Berry, Yale.

It considers the identification and estimation of models of market equilibrium with differentiated products, including applications to various policy-relevant markets.

Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June 2015
10:15 – 16:15
CILIP, London

Metrics: Illuminating the Path from Cause to Effect

Josh Angrist delivers Special Cemmap Lecture on "Mastering 'Metrics"

featuring: Josh Angrist, Ford Professor of Economics, Co-Director of the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Research Associate and Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research and IZA.

Friday 15 May 2015
17:00 – 18:00
Jevons LT, Drayton House UCL
(followed by post-seminar refreshment @ basement lounge in Drayton House)
Come hear Josh discuss Mastering 'Metrics, the new book by Angrist and Steve Pischke. Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as ‘metrics, is the original data science. Mastering ‘Metrics explains and illustrates the econometric methods that economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs.
Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu-themed humor, Josh (Master Joshway) and Steve (Master Stevefu) presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting, fun, and useful.
This event is free and open to the public.