Events

IFS organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars and briefings each year. If you would like to receive emails with details of forthcoming events, please sign up here. Unless otherwise specified, the venue for the conferences is the Institute for Fiscal Studies (see address details and directions).

For details of currently advertised cemmap training courses, see the cemmap website. The courses are designed to be of particular benefit to economists and social scientists in the public and private sectors wanting to know how to use microeconometrics and microdata to inform policy making.

Conference

‘Balancing the Books – tax and spending choices in the next Parliament’ (IFS/CIOT Labour Party Conference fringe event)

IFS and CIOT are once again holding debates at the three main party conferences. The first to take place is the Labour Party Conference on 23 September.

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Training Course

Policy evaluation methods (joint with PEPA)

Date:
- | 09:30 - 17:00
Location: University of Manchester

This cemmap/PEPA course is on quantitative empirical methods for policy evaluation. As such, familiarity with basic statistical concepts (e.g. significance testing) and basic econometric tools like OLS regression and probit/logit models is required. The practical part of the course will make use of Stata; although the exercises will be guided, basic familiarity with this software is strongly recommended

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Conference

Child development and policy interventions (an IFS briefing as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science)

Date:
| 09:30 - 12:30
Location: The British Academy

The first years of a child’s life lay the basis for lifelong outcomes. During this vital period, though, many children are exposed to poverty, malnutrition, illnesses and un-stimulating home environments, which have a detrimental effect on their cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development, as well as on their health, thus prohibiting them from reaching their full developmental potential. This period of early childhood is therefore a critically important one for intervention.

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