IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Privacy: Recent developments at the interface between economics and computer science

Recent years have witnessed the tremendous growth in privacy research in economics, statistics and computer science. This workshop, organised by the Isaac Newton Institute and supported by cemmap, aims to highlight recent developments in privacy research at the intersection of those fields and will bring together academics from different horizons.

IFS researchers awarded PhDs

IFS researchers Martin O'Connell and Cormac O'Dea have received PhDs in economics from University College London. The graduation ceremony took place on Friday 2 September. Gemma Tetlow, who recently moved from IFS to the Financial Times to be Economics Correspondent, also received her PhD.

PhD graduates

Masterclass: Stochastic Dominance Theory and Applications

Thierry Post (Koç University) and Haim Levy (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will deliver a masterclass on Stochastic Dominance Theory and Applications, 14 September in Cambridge. This cemmap masterclass is co-sponsored and hosted by the Cambridge-INET Institute and bookings are now being taken.  

IFS Researchers present at 72nd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance

This year IFS Researchers are attending the 72nd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance on "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Public Policy", taking place from 9 to 11 August 2016 at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.

IFS Researchers will present at the following lectures:

Health Care and Health Outcomes
Session Chair: Melanie Luhrmann, IFS and Royal Holloway, University of London 

The E ffects of Fluoride In The Drinking Water
Discussant(s): Melanie Luhrmann (IFS and Royal Holloway, University of London)

Preferences for Sugar and the Eff ects of a Soft Drinks Tax
Martin O'Connell (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Impact Of The Structure Of Household On Demand For Health Care Service And Health Expenditure: In The Case Of Advancement Of Aging In Japan
Discussant(s): Martin O'Connell (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Increasing incomes, increasing waistlines? The impact of Chinese income growth on nutrition and diet
Melanie Luhrmann (IFS and Royal Holloway, University of London)

Sin Goods
Session Chair: Kate Smith, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Regulating Tobacco Consumption
Discussant(s): Kate Smith (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Corrective Taxes and Consumer Heterogeneity in the Alcohol Market
Rachel Griffith, Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Immigration and the Use of Public Maternity Services in England
George Patrick Stoye (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Bitterness in Life and Attitudes towards Immigration
Discussant(s): George Patrick Stoye (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Firm Behavior
Firm level investment spikes: evidence from the UK's Great Recession
Richard Disney, Thomas Pope (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

How do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? Evidence from South African tax registers
Discussant(s): Thomas Michael Pope (Institute for Fiscal Studies)