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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.

IFS internal seminars and IFS-STICERD public economics seminars are listed on the right-hand side of this page.

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23 April 2014
Nuffield Foundation
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Researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, NatCen Social Research and the University of Essex will present two pieces of work on measuring household living standards.

The workshop will be of interest to those who fund, design and manage social science surveys, as well as those interested in the measurement of living standards more generally.

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28 April 2014
One Great George Street
This is the 9th annual conference of the European Tax Policy Forum (ETPF), returning to London and co-hosting with the Institute for Fiscal Studies after three successive conferences in Brussels.
19 May 2014
The British Academy
Professor Raj Chetty (Harvard) will deliver the 2014 IFS annual lecture on the "The Determinants of Social Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons".

This lecture is organised by the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS.

09 June 2014
Institute for Fiscal Studies
The Family Inequality Network (FINET), the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS are organising a joint event on Risk and Family Economics.
04 September 2014
Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
We will ask how tax policy and administration can and should respond to changing patterns of work and pay, including increasing mobility between different taxing jurisdictions in Europe or further afield.
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This public economics seminar series is organised jointly by IFS and STICERD.

30 April 2014
Institute for Fiscal Studies
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The Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) at IFS runs a range of conferences, workshops and masterclasses. For the full list of these and its programme of training courses, see the cemmap website.

30 April 2014
The British Academy
Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice
This event is organised by the British Academy, the Cambridge-INET Institute and cemmap

19 June 2014
London (Venue TBC)
Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice
This Master Class aims to introduce the main ideas from the theory of random sets and to emphasize their econometric applications. On the mathematical side, it will cover the distributions of random sets, selections and expectations, and related concepts from the theory of multivalued functions. These concepts will be then illustrated on examples of econometric models, mostly concerning the partial identification setting.
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PEPA is a node of the National Centre for Research Methods. Its events are designed for policy makers, programme evaluators, decision makers and researchers. For the full list of events and more information about PEPA, visit the PEPA website.

23 April 2014
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice
This event is organised by PATHWAYS (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and PEPA (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

There are many common challenges in empirical economics and health research, including issues to do with missing data, clustering, measurement error, mediation, censoring or selection. But these problems are often described and addressed in different ways, according to the disciplinary perspective.

This workshop is a first move to bring together researchers in applied economics and health. It aims to stimulate the interaction between researchers in the two disciplines, promoting the discussion of alternative approaches to common problems and the interchange of ideas and experiences. The focus will be on some of the methods commonly adopted by the two disciplines and their implications in practice for the measurement of causal relationships.

29 April 2014
UCL Economics Department

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.


The following links should give you any extra information you may need with regard to IFS events.

CEMMAP events
29 Apr 14 - 02 May 14
cemmap/PEPA Training Course
IFS seminars
07 May 2014
IFS Seminar
16 Jun 2014
IFS Seminar