IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

IFS Associate Director, Cormac O'Dea, awarded Netspar PhD thesis award

We are delighted to announce that IFS Associate Director, Cormac O'Dea, has been awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis (Essays in the economics of consumption and saving) by Netspar.

Netspar is Dutch organiation that works to continually enhance the environment in the Netherlands for financing retirement.

Find more information about Netspar and the award here.


Luke Sibieta gives evidence to Select Committee

IFS Programme Director, Luke Sibieta, is giving evidence on school funding to the House of Commons select committee on 31 January.

Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards, and Tom Goldman, Director of Education Funding at the DfE, give evidence along representatives of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Education Policy Institute on the Government’s recent proposals to reform the way in which schools and local authorities receive funds for education.

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.