Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Slides, video clips and interactive tools.
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.
Research in this area at IFS is committed to identifying success and failures in interventions and to promoting best practice in evaluating and conducting interventions. In particular, the Centre will be a focal point for research on the impact of specific interventions in health, nutrition, skill acquisition, education, credit, insurance and labour. It will conduct evaluations of specific interventions in developing countries, provide support to institutions conducting evaluations, engage in advocacy on best practice in terms of evaluations and on the design of interventions itself.
Sule Alan, Nazli Baydar, Teodora Boneva, Thomas F Crossley and Seda Ertac
We study the transmission of risk attititudes in a unique survey of mothers and children in which both participated in an incentivised risk preference elicitation task.
We set out some basic principles for thinking about the key features of a good tax system and sound tax reforms in middle income countries.
This working paper uses a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to analyse the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Paul Gertler, Harry Patrinos and Marta Rubio Codina
Article published in the Journal of Development Economics, 99(1):68-79
This presentation was given at the fifth ESRC Research Methods Festival at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, on 3 July 2012.
What Is? sessions are designed to provide an introduction to a range of research methods and related methodological issues.
Browse publications & research
Started: 01 April 2012
Understanding the characteristics, networks and activities of civil servants of the Government of Nigeria
Started: 15 January 2011
Started: 01 January 2011
Measuring cognitive development in Latin American young children and assessing the socio-economic development gap
Started: 01 September 2010
Started: 01 July 2010
IFS research has contributed to consultation with governments in developing countries on the design of health and welfare programmes.
IFS researchers develop a model of the Mexican tax system that will be used by the Mexican Government analysts.
IFS researchers developed a cost-effective intervention to improve child development in Colombia.
IFS researchers and the World Bank plan to develop capacity and tools in developing countries for the comprehensive analysis of tax reforms
Researchers at IFS have advised OPORTUNIDADES on the design and evaluation of new scholarships, and are carrying out its impact evaluation.
This survey was among the first to use PDAs for data collection in rural Africa.
IFS researchers working in Malawi trained interviewers in the use of PDAs, helping to collect more complete and accurate information about people's lives.