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
Robert Joyce, March 2011, Poverty projections between 2010-11 and 2013-14: a post-Budget 2011 update, Mimeos
Alissa Goodman, Robert Joyce and James Smith, March 2011, Childhood psychological problems associated with substantial economic losses during adulthood, IFS Press Releases
Claire Crawford, Alissa Goodman and Robert Joyce, February 2011, Explaining the socio-economic gradient in child outcomes: the inter-generational transmission of cognitive skills, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 77-93, Journal Articles
Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce, December 2010, Child and working-age poverty set to rise in next three years, IFS Press Releases
Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce and Luke Sibieta, October 2010, Child poverty in the UK since 1998-99: lessons from the past decade, IFS Working Papers , W10/23
Claire Crawford, Alissa Goodman and Robert Joyce, September 2010, Explaining the socio-economic gradient in child outcomes: the intergenerational transmission of cognitive skills, IFS Working Papers , W10/16