IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Causality and machine learning

6 and 7 June 2016

This masterclass will be delivered by Susan Athey (Stanford) and Guido Imbens (Stanford).

These lectures we will discuss methods for causal inference, with particular attention to recent contributions from the machine learning literature.

Places are available.  Click below to see more information and to book your place.

 

Wave 7 data

The ELSA Wave 7 fieldwork was completed in May 2015 and the data will be accessible from the data archive by the end of May 2016. A number of new items were included in the survey at Wave 7: an objective measure of hearing ability, additional questions to determine cognitive ability and questions on expectations of paying for care and knowledge of care funding.

ELSA Wave 7 report

A report covering analyses from data collected up to the seventh wave of ELSA will be published in October 2016.

Events in May

Organised by:  Greg Crawford University of Zurich , Alessandro Gavazza London School of Economics , Rachel Griffith IFS and Manchester , Lars Nesheim cemmap and UCL and Tommaso Valletti Imperial College London
 
Organised by:  Greg Crawford University of Zurich , Alessandro Gavazza London School of Economics , Rachel Griffith IFS and Manchester , Lars Nesheim cemmap and UCL and Tommaso Valletti Imperial College London

IFS is recruiting for an Events and Membership Manager and a Research Economist / Tax and Benefit Modeller

Events and Membership Manager

Salary: £34,000- £40,000; the wide salary range reflects our flexibility and ability to tailor the role to suit excellent candidates of different levels of experience.

Closing date: 8 June 2016

The IFS is looking for someone to promote the Institute and its research to key audiences and engage them with our work through the successful design and delivery of a large events programme and to manage and develop the IFS corporate membership programme, engaging with key stakeholders through events, emails and newsletters.

Research Economist / Tax and Benefit Modeller

Salary: £45,000

Closing date: 20 June 2016

The IFS is looking for a Research Economist to lead and manage improvements and extensions to the IFS’s tax and benefit micro-simulation model (TAXBEN).