IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Charles F. Manski and Aleksey Tetenov Masterclass

Statistical decision theory, developed by Wald (1950), provides a coherent frequentist framework for the use of finite-sample data to make decisions. Wald posed the task as choice of a statistical decision function, which maps potentially available data into a choice among the feasible actions. Statistical decision theory has great generality in principle and considerable potential usefulness in practice. This masterclass discusses recent applications to treatment choice and point prediction with sample data. The lectures cover both procedures for use of existing sample data and approaches to choosing sample designs.

Tony Atkinson 1944-2017

Tony Atkinson 1944-2017 passed away on January 1st. His works made great contributions to, and stimulated much-needed research on, heterogeneity in economic behaviour and outcomes and on the design of economic measurement.

IFS Director Paul Johnson joins Global Tax 50 list

We are delighted to announce that IFS Director Paul Johnson has been included in the 'Global Tax 50' list for 2016. Now in its sixth year, International Tax Review's Global Tax 50 "provides a rundown of the most influential individuals, organisations and geopolitical events in the tax world".   

Paul Johnson appointed as trustee by Kings Fund

The King’s Fund has announced the appointment of Paul Johnson, Director IFS, as one of three trustees, who will join the Board of Trustees between December 2016 and February 2017.

Please find the announcement here.