Richard Disney

Professor Richard Disney

Research Fellow

Education:

MA African Studies, University of Sussex, 1972
BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 1971

Richard is a Research Fellow at the IFS. He is also a Part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor of Economics at University College London. Richard has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham, at Queen Mary, University of London and at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is a member of the Senior Salary Review Body, having previously been a member of the NHS Pay Review Body and an advisor to Tom Winsor's investigation of police remuneration. His research interests lie largely in the field of applied microeconomics, notably labour market issues, pensions and public spending.

He is also working with the IFS's DfID-funded Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV)

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The Right to Buy public housing in Britain: a welfare analysis

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We investigate the impact on social welfare of the United Kingdom (UK) policy introduced in 1980 by which public housing tenants (council housing in UK parlance) had the right to purchase their houses at heavily discounted prices.

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