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
Christina Beatty, Ian Cole, Ryan Powell, Richard Crisp, Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, Robert Joyce, Peter Kemp, Suzanne Hall and Isabella Pereira, May 2013, Monitoring the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance system of Housing Benefit: Interim report. Summary of main findings., External publications , Department for Work and Pensions
Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson and Robert Joyce, May 2013, The impact of Local Housing Allowance reforms on entitlements, rents and property type for new claimants, External publications , Department for Work and Pensions
James Browne, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce, May 2013, Child and working-age poverty in Northern Ireland from 2010 to 2020, IFS Reports , R78 , Institute for Fiscal Studies
Robert Joyce and David Phillips, February 2013, Green Budget 2013: Tax and welfare reforms planned for 2013-14, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Book Chapters
Andrew Hood, Paul Johnson and Robert Joyce, January 2013, The Effects of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, Observations
Robert Joyce, January 2013, Withdrawal symptoms: the new 'High Income Child Benefit charge', Observations
Robert Joyce, December 2012, What does the recession mean for the income distribution?, External publications
Carl Emmerson and Robert Joyce, December 2012, The fiscal squeeze and tax and welfare changes affecting low-earning individuals, Presentations