IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Wages and Low Pay in the Labour Market

This workshop is being organised by Richard Blundell (UCL / IFS) and Stephen Machin (UCL / LSE).

It is taking place at the IFS Conference Room, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE - see details here.

If you wish to attend this workshop, the registration form as well as a draft programme can be found on the following webpage:


This workshop is being co-sponsored by UCL Economics The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS.


Charles Manski masterclass: Public Policy in an Uncertain World

On 16 and 17 March Charles Manski (Northwestern) will deliver a joint cemmap/PEPA masterclass. This masterclass will discuss themes in Manski's book Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions (Harvard University Press, 2013) and related technical articles.

BBVA Foundation Awards Richard Blundell Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The BBVA Foundation has named IFS Research Director Richard Blundell as recipient of the 2015 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance, and Management. Professor Richard Blundell receives this award, together with Professor David Card from University of California at Berkeley, for contributions in empirical microeconomics and public policy. “Motivated by important empirical questions, they (and their various coauthors) developed and estimated appropriate econometric models, making significant methodological contributions in the process.  Both Blundell and Card are known for their attention to institutional detail, careful and innovative research design, rigorous application of econometric tools, and dispassionate reporting of results.Nobel Prizewinner Professor Eric Maskin of Harvard University, Chair of the Jury for the 2015 Award.

Call for papers: public financing of long-term care

Submissions are invited for this issue of Fiscal Studies will be edited by Joan Costa-Font (London School of Economics), Thomas Crossley (IFS and Cambridge) Edward Norton (University of Michighan) and Luigi Siciliani (University of York). A workshop will be held before publication to discuss the papers.

Long-term care programs have experienced an expansion of government intervention. Population ageing and social change within families (making informal caregiving costly) put significant pressures on government expenditures. A special issue would bring together ideas and empirical evidence to learn more about how to tackle the increasing demand for long term care programs; to measure costs and benefits of different interventions; to assess ahead of time whether the costs are manageable and under control.  We expect to attract a set of papers that would shed some light into how to respond to questions of funding, sustainability, quality, equity and choice.

All submissions to the workshop, to be held at LSE on 3 August 2015, by 1 June 2015 to fiscalstudiesltc@gmail.com

Later submission only for the special issue will be considered before 1 September 2015.

Download full details of the call for papers.

(Ce)2 Workshop - (call for papers)

The 2015 edition of the (Ce)2 workshop in microeconomic theory and applications is being organised by CenEA Poland, with support from cemmap, and is taking place in Warsaw on 1 - 2 July 2015.

The deadline for paper submissions in 3 April 2015.