Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
Case studies that give a flavour of the areas where IFS research has an impact on society.
Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
A peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing articles by academics and practitioners.
The contents of this journal reflect a broad interpretation of fiscal studies; articles are concerned with the whole range of ways in which government action affects the private sector of the economy. The intention is to provide a forum for material which is accessible to a wider audience than that of academic journals in economics, and is often more topical than the publication schedules of such journals can accommodate, but which is nevertheless thoughtful and original.
We encourage submissions from individuals not associated with the Institute, particularly from academic economists working on applied problems whose results have topical policy application. Fiscal Studies has always promoted the dissemination of quality research in a form understandable to a wide audience, and we intend to strengthen this tradition. To maintain the topicality of the journal, submissions will be refereed quickly. Our median turnaround is 3-4 months including referee time.
Fiscal is published four times a year, including a special issue on a thematic topic.
Impact Factor: 0.486
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2011: 60/86 (Business Finance); 216/320 (Economics)
The Chair of the Editorial Board and its Advisory Board is Richard Blundell, who is Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. A full list of Editorial and Advisory Board members is available here.
View a list of articles from 1981 to the present. Issues before 2002 are available free. Abstracts are available for more recent issues.
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