Barra Roantree

Barra Roantree

Research Economist


MSc Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2012

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

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.


Redistribution from a lifetime perspective

| IFS Working Papers

This paper investigates how our impression of redistribution undertaken by the tax and benefit system changes when viewed from a lifetime perspective. To do so, the authors simulate lifecycle data designed to be representative of the experiences of the baby-boom cohort, born 1945–54.

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