IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Case studies on young people's transitions included in new repository

A repository of case studies, collected by IFS researchers under the auspices of the Centre for the Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT) is now included in a larger online resource, the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS). The resource will also make research carried out by CAYT researchers, from IFS, the Institute of Education and the National Centre for Social Research, available to those providing or evaluating services for young people.

IFS director appointed to Banking Standards Board

IFS director, Paul Johnson, has been appointed to the Banking Standards Board. The Banking Standards Review, led by Sir Richard Lambert, set out to create an independent body that would promote high standards of behaviour and competence across the UK banking industry, with the aim of helping to restore public trust in this vitally important sector of the economy.

IFS at the Royal Economic Society conference

The Royal Economic Society conference 2015 is held in Manchester between 30 March and 1 April and co-organised by James Banks (IFS and Manchester). In addition to the usual programme of outstanding keynote lectures and special sessions, this year’s conference features a number of sessions celebrating the 125th Anniversary of The Economic Journal (EJ) and launching the anniversary edition of the journal. The journal is currently administered at IFS, as IFS’s Rachel Griffith is on the editorial board.

Presentations by and session involving IFS staff and associates include:

30 March

  • Rachel Griffith (IFS and Manchester) chairing ‘Behavioural economics and public policy’
  • Imran Rasul (IFS and UCL), ‘Extrinsic and intrinsic motivations for tax compliance: evidence from a field experiment in Germany’
  • Claire Crawford (IFS and Warwick), chairing ‘UK early years policy’
  • Sarah Cattan (IFS), ‘The impact of Sure Start on cognitive achievement’
  • Bansi Malde (IFS) chairing ‘Development economics: credit markets and insurance’
  • Bansi Malde (IFS), ‘Network structure and risk sharing in extended family networks’
  • James Banks (IFS and Manchester), ‘Labour economics: retirement and pensions’
  • Claire Crawford (IFS and Warwick) chairing ‘Labour economics: returns to education I’
  • Jack Britton (IFS), ‘Conditional cash transfers: a dynamic structural model of post-compulsory education decisions’
  • Sarah Cattan (IFS) chairing ‘Public economics: health I’
  • Jonathan Shaw (IFS) chairing ‘Public economics: taxation I’
  • Jonathan Shaw (IFS), ‘How long-lasting are the effect of audits?’
  • Orazio Attanasio (IFS and UCL) chairing ‘Harrod and Ramsey on Growth’ (Economic Journal special session)
  • Orazio Attanasio (IFS and UCL), ‘Frank Ramsey's mathematical theory of saving’

31 March

  • James Banks (IFS and Manchester) chairing ‘Econometrics: panel data’
  • Richard Blundell (IFS and UCL), chairing ‘The taxation of savings(Economic Journal special session)

1 April