James Browne

James Browne

Senior Research Economist

Education:

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2008

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2005

James joined the IFS in 2005 and is a Senior Research Economist in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His research focuses on the impact of the personal tax and benefit system on families' incomes and their incentives to work, save and invest. In particular, he is currently examining the reponsiveness of high-income individuals to recent changes in income tax rates, the impact of the government's benefit reforms on work incentives and is involved with projects projecting incomes and poverty rates for different groups over the next decade. James has also investigated the impact of welfare to work policies such as In Work Credit on the employment rates of lone parents and is currently part of a project investigating whether these policies have longer term effects.

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Taxes and benefits: the parties’ plans

| IFS Briefing Notes

In this summary we look at the main proposed changes to income tax, mansion tax, other taxes, and benefits in turn, with a particular focus on Labour and the Conservatives. The main body of this document then examines most of the specific tax and benefit policies of Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in some detail.

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