Training Course

Policy evaluation methods

- | 10:00 - 17:30
Location: University of Manchester
Tutor: Barbara Sianesi Institute for Fiscal Studies

This course deals with the econometric and statistical tools that have been developed to estimate the causal impact on one or more outcomes of interest of any generic ‘treatment’ – from government programmes, policies or reforms, to the returns to education, the impact of unionism on wages, or of smoking on own and children's health.


IFS Annual Lecture: Professor Angus Deaton (Princeton) - "Can the government make you happy? Should it try?"

| 18:30 - 20:00
Location: The Royal Society

We are pleased to announce that Professor Angus Deaton will deliver the 2016 IFS Annual Lecture. Professor Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. In October 2015 he was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

Report Launch

Local Government Finance and Devolution Launch

| 09:00 - 11:00
Location: Broadway House
Availability: Few places remaining

The IFS is launching a major new research programme on local government finance and devolution, supported by a consortium of private and public sector funders. The programme will aim to build a clear understanding of the effect of recent reforms to local government funding on councils' decisions and local socio-economic outcomes.

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