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.
Ellen joined the IFS in 2009 as a Research Economist in the education, employment and evaluation research sector. Ellen's research focuses on pupil well-being and attainment, including the impact of a pupil's month of birth and parents' marital status on these outcomes. Ellen has also contributed to a number of large-scale policy evaluations, including the impact of the provision of universal free school meals and an early intervention literacy programme, and is currently leading the evaluation of the Achieve Together pilot. Related to schools and teachers, Ellen has investigated whether parents' preferences for primary schools mean that school choice and competition can help improve academic standards in schools, and is currently leading research into the costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes.
All available publications
Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves, November 2011, Online appendix: does when you are born matter? (BN122), Appendix
Simon Burgess, Ellen Greaves, Anna Vignoles and Deborah Wilson, September 2011, Parental choice of primary school in England: what types of school do different types of family really have available to them? , Policy Studies, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 531-547, Routledge, Journal Articles
Claire Crawford, Alissa Goodman, Ellen Greaves and Robert Joyce, July 2011, Cohabitation, marriage, relationship stability and child outcomes: an update, IFS Reports , C120
Haroon Chowdry, Ellen Greaves, et al., May 2011, Evaluation of Every Child a Reader (ECaR), External publications
Haroon Chowdry, May 2011, Programme to boost early literacy shows promising results, IFS Press Releases
Alissa Goodman and Ellen Greaves, July 2010, Marriage does not make relationships between parents more stable, IFS Press Releases