Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw

Senior Research Economist

Education:

MPhil Economics, University of Cambridge, 2003

BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 2002

Jonathan is a Senior Research Economist at the IFS. His research focuses on the evaluation of education and labour market programmes, the incentive effects of taxation and the compliance costs of remitting taxes and claiming benefits. He is currently working on estimating the impact of tax credits on work and education choices.

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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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