Barra Roantree

Barra Roantree

Research Economist

Education:

MSc Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2012

BA Economics (1st Class), Trinity College Dublin, 2011

ORCID: 0000-0002-8738-8225

Barra joined the IFS in 2012, where he works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His current research projects include a cross-country collaborative analysis of the effects of social security contributions on earnings, an investigation into the redistribution achieved by the UK tax and benefit system across the life-cycle, and research into the labour supply responsiveness of women over time.

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Mobility and the lifetime distributional impact of tax and transfer reforms

| Working Paper

The distributional impact of proposed reforms plays a central role in public debates around tax and transfer policy. We show that accounting for realistic patterns of mobility in employment, earnings and household circumstances over the life-cycle greatly affects our assessment of the distributional effects of tax and transfer reforms.

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