IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

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....

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. 

This conference will take place in London on 8 and 9 July 2015 and will focus on four key areas of imperfections:

1. Constraints on informational resources available to individuals

2. Market failures, possibly originated by asymmetric information or the lack of appropriate institutions

3. Constraints on operational resources

4.Constraints relating to social norms

How to Submit: All papers should be submitted via conference maker using the link below.  


Please submit your paper to one of the key areas idenfied above.  Paper submissions are free of charge however we are unable to cover conference costs.

 Paper submissions are free of charge however participants will need to register and pay to attend the conference.  Places can be booked via the conference event page.


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.

Microdata methods and practice: A cemmap celebration (November 2014)

This conference 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.



IFS researchers present at EEA-ESEM conference

A number of IFS researchers presented paper at the EEA-ESEM conference, including papers on female labour supply and welfare reform; lifetime inequality and redistribution; how household spending adjusts to economic conditions; and estimates of the the effects of teacher pay on pupils' attainment.

Barbara Sianesi accepts IZA Research Fellowship

Barbara Sianesi has accepted an invitation to join IZA's dynamic international network of Research Fellows.  Barbara began her Fellowship in August and will continue for an initial period of 3 years.