Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
Case studies that give a flavour of the areas where IFS research has an impact on society.
Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
A peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing articles by academics and practitioners.
Robert joined the IFS in 2008 and works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His main research interests relate to income distribution and the design and effects of the tax and benefit system.
Recent, current and imminent work includes: various projects combining macroeconomic and demographic forecasts with stated tax and benefit policy in order to simulate the future distribution of income; an evaluation of the impacts of recent reforms to Local Housing Allowance on factors such as rent levels and labour supply; and work on econometric methods for accurately quantifying the uncertainty surrounding estimates of policy impacts.
All available publications
Mike Brewer, Thomas F Crossley and Robert Joyce, November 2013, Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited, Conference Papers
Robert Joyce, November 2013, The impacts of recent cuts to Housing Benefit on rent levels and property types rented, Presentations
Robert Joyce, October 2013, Income distribution: recent trends and future prospects, Presentations
Robert Joyce, October 2013, Inference with difference-in-differences revisited, Presentations
Stuart Adam, James Browne and Robert Joyce, October 2013, Submission to the Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry on support for housing costs in the reformed welfare system, External publications
Robert Joyce, September 2013, Welfare changes this year: discussion of impacts and rationales, Presentations
Robert Joyce, July 2013, Income distribution: recent trends and future prospects, Presentations
Robert Joyce, July 2013, Welfare changes this year: discussion of effects and rationales, Presentations
Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood, Robert Joyce and David Phillips, June 2013, Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2013, IFS Reports , R81 , Institute for Fiscal Studies
Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood, Robert Joyce and David Phillips, June 2013, Elderly see incomes rise, whilst young adults see large falls, IFS Press Releases