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.


Financial Incentives to Work: Comparing Ireland and the UK

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This paper provides a comprehensive comparison of the financial incentive to work in Ireland and the UK. It uses closely harmonised tax and benefit microsimulation models for both countries, based on household survey data, to provide an accurate and representative picture of the financial incentive to be in employment and to progress facing key groups in both countries.

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