Carl Emmerson
Carl Emmerson
Deputy Director
Education:

M.Sc Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1999
B.Sc Economics (1st Class Honours), London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, 1996

Carl is Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and programme director of their work on direct taxes and welfare. He is an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. His recent research includes analysis of the impact of the financial crisis and association recession, and the Government's response, on the UK's public finances. He has examined the effect of UK pension reforms on the public finances, retirement behaviour, labour market mobility, incentives to save and inequality, and has evaluated the large scale pilots of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the Pathways-to-Work reforms to incapacity benefits and the Saving Gateway matched savings vehicle. He has previously served as a specialist advisor to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.

Coping with the cap?

| Observations

Today the Department for Work and Pensions published its first quantitative analysis of the impact of the new benefit cap. The analysis suggests that, as a direct response to the cap, some moved into paid work, while relatively few moved house. But most individuals appear neither to have moved into work nor to have moved house. This observation discusses these findings.

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