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.


Taxation and welfare

| Book Chapters

Chapter 41 of P. Alcock, T. Haux, M. May and S. Wright (eds.) (2016), The Student's Companion to Social Policy, 5th edition. This chapter provides a brief overview of the UK tax system, key concepts and debates in taxation, and emerging issues.

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