Barra Roantree
Barra Roantree
Research Economist

BA Economics (1st Class Honours), Trinity College Dublin, 2011
MSc Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2012


Barra joined the IFS in 2012 and works in the Direct Tax and Welfare section. His current research focuses on the design and effects of the tax and benefit system, in particular the incidence and impact of National Insurance contributions.


The Case for Taking a Life-Cycle Perspective: Inequality, Redistribution, and Tax and Benefit Reforms

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Most analysis of the impact of taxes and benefits on households is cross-sectional, with individuals classified as rich or poor, and gains and losses calculated, using a single snapshot of data. In this report, we argue the case for taking a longer-run perspective.

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