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Attila Lindner, a Research Associate at the IFS, has co-written the lead paper in The American Economic Review August 2019 edition.
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The new Chancellor has the opportunity to take a new approach to making tax policy. The UK needs a tax system formed through a considered strategy which reduces the burdens of compliance on business and can become a source of competitive advantage for the UK.
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IFS Research Director named one of the "most influential thinkers and doers in the field".
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The 34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association will meet at Manchester University from August 26th – August 29th.
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Co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS recognised for "pioneering research".
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Judges commended our work on education spending and the NHS in particular for its impact on policy and public debate in 2018.
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The Society for Economic Measurement will hold their annual conference at Goethe University in Frankfurt with co-sponsorship by the European Central Bank.
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Workshop taking place at Vanderbilt University.
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Cemmap has secured new support from the Economic and Social Research council to support support communication, knowledge exchange, and capacity building activities.
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IFS Research Fellow Gabriella Conti has been awarded the Nick Hales Award by the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).
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Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director at The IFS, has presented at Budget perspectives 2020, an Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) event.
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IFS’s Richard Blundell will be giving the keynote lecture at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Applied Econometrics (IAAE), held this year in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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The 2019 Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (2019 AMES) will be held on June 14-16 at Xiamen University, in southeast China.
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We have now launched the IFS Deaton Review, a comprehensive five-year study of inequalities in society funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The review will be led by Nobel Prize-winning economist Sir Angus Deaton and a panel comprised of world-leading experts in economics, sociology, demography, philo...
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The prestigious National Academy of Sciences in the US has elected IFS's Richard Blundell as one of only six European 'foreign member associates'. He is the only economist foreign member associate this year, and there is only one other in the UK in total. Members are elected in recognition of their ...
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The Royal Economic Society has appointed IFS Research Director Professor Rachel Griffith as its new President for 2019/20. Rachel is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, Research Director of the IFS and Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP...
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IFS researcher and co-director of the ESRC Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at IFS, Imran Rasul, has been awarded the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson prize for his work on the role of social relationships in economics. Imran, who is also a professor at University College London, receives the 2019 award...
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Paul Johnson has given evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee during their Spring Statement session on Wednesday 3 April 2019. MPs asked how much 'fiscal headroom' the Chancellor might have for increasing spending given the improvements to borrowing forecasts at the Spring Statement. They asked...
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April 2019 A recent study from ELSA published in The Lancet Public Health, has found an association between perceived age discrimination and poor health. The study used data from over 7,000 people aged 50 or older, who took part in a face-to-face interview and returned a self-completion questionna...
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When confronting an economic model with data, one usually encounters a situation where some important variables, such as tastes and productivity that appear in the model in nonadditive, nonseparable ways, are unobserved. Rather than transforming the model into one where the unobservables enter in se...
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This two-day course run by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL aims to provide a good understanding of a range of techniques for longitudinal data analysis and hands on experience of the analysis of longitudinal studies. It includes a mixture of theoretical sessions and practica...
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The IFS is launching a major new £2.5 million study of inequality in the UK, funded by theNuffield Foundationand chaired by Nobel LaureateProfessor Sir Angus Deaton. CPP directors, Orazio Attanasio, James Banks and Richard Blundell are on the panel for the review, along with a range of expert...
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<i>January 2019</i> An ELSA analysis has shown that people who rate their life as being more meaningful also have stronger personal relationships, broader social engagement, less loneliness, greater prosperity, better mental and physical health, less chronic pain, less disability, great...
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The AEA, in conjunction with 59 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. This January, several IFS economists presented their work. IFS Research Fellow, Phillipe ...
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The Department for International Development (DFID) has renewed funding for the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV) until November 2022. TAXDEV is based at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and aims to contribute to more effective tax and social protection policy-making in low- a...
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On Wednesday 19 December, IFS Associate Director David Phillips gave evidence to the Finance and Constitution Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Government's taxation proposals. The session was reported live here....
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The Second AASLE Conference brought together researchers from around the world and was hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea from 13-15 December 2018. CPP director, Richard Blundell, gave the keynote address about household behviour and the dynamics of inequality....
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On 12 December, IFS research economist Tom Waters gave evidence to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee on the two child limit in tax credits and Universal Credit. The committee session is available to watch onlinehere....
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A masterclass given by Charles Manski (Northwestern) sponsored by CeMMAP and theEconomics Research Initiative at Duke University, March 28-29 2019 This masterclass is the UK presentation of the Masterclass given at Duke University last September. This masterclass will focus on evidence-based dec...
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IFS Research Fellows Gabriella Conti and Martin Weidner have been awarded Consolidator Grants by the European Research Council (ERC).The ERC bestows the Consolidator Grants to outstanding researchers who have a promising scientific track record, and between 7-12 years of experience after the complet...
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On 28 November, IFS Research Director Orazio Attanasio gave a lecture as part a series convened by theCentre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning(CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation, addressing methods and innovation in primary studies. The lecture was entitled, 'Contextualised structu...
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IFS Research Director Orazio Attanasio has given the 2018/19 Richard Ely Distinguished Lecture Series at Johns Hopkins Department of Economics: Lecture 1: November 12, 2018; 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm; The process of human development over the early years: what we know and what we don’t Lectur...
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This 2 day conference presents recent developments in econometrics, with an emphasis on macroeconometrics, identification and robustness. It is sponsored by the organisers’ respective ERC grants and by Cemmap. This conference is organised by Raffaella Giacomini, UCL and Sophocles Mavroeids,...
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Today the Social Security Advisory Committee, of which IFS Deputy Director Carl Emmerson is a member, released their report on the draft Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018. The report, and the government's response to its recommendations can be found here....
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This year’s Gorman Lectures will be delivered by Claudia Goldin (Harvard) on May 20/21, 5.30-7pm, at UCL. There will be a Conference during both days (co-sponsored by CREAM and IFS) themed around Claudia’s work and co-organised by Uta Schoenberg, Monica Costa Dias and Claudia Olivetti. ...
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On Tuesday, October 30th,Professor Sir Richard Blundell, CBE FBA, will deliver a Levine Family Lecture on "Household Behaviour and the Dynamics of Inequality" at University of California, Davis. The lecture will be held from 4:00 to 5:30pm in theBuehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho. Levine Lecture...
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Recent evidence indicates that dementia rates have decreased in the last few decades in the United Kingdom and other parts of Western Europe, with the greatest declines apparent in those with higher educational attainment relative to more basic educational attainment. However, less clear is the ext...
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The launch of the ELSA Wave 8 Report took place onThursday 18thOctober 2018, at the Royal Society inLondon. The launch conference brought together researchers,policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss thelatest findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Presentations...
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IFS Deputy Director Carl Emmerson gave evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee today as part of their inquiry into the benefit cap. Since 2013 the government has placed a cap on the amount that some working-age families can receive in benefits. In May 2018 60,000 households saw their b...
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Richard Blundell, Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the IFS, has given the keynote speech at the Copenhagen Business School's launch of their Business in Society Platform on Inequality. His address was on‘The dynamics of income and earnings inequality&rs...
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Ration shops allow households to purchase limited quantities of certain goods at subsidised prices, and are used by governments in a numbre of low and middle income countries. In a new IFS working paper, Lucie Gadenne shows theoretically that such systems can be better for household welfare than a u...
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In the UK, the IFS plays a leading role in informing the public debate and scrutinising government and opposition tax and spending policy decisions and proposals. David Phillips, an Associate Director at the IFS who works in both the TAXDEV centre and on devolved and local government, explained this...
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On 26 September, IFS Associate Director David Phillips was in the hot seat at the Health Show UK 2018 to talk about social care funding. He was quizzed by Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4 News's health and social care correspondent, and health and social care professionals about: - What has happened t...
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IFS Research Economist, Laura ven der Erve, spoke at the fourth annual Women in Economics conference, held in Cambridge at Gonville and Caius College. The speakers at the event were: Victoria Bateman, Director of Studies in Economics at Caius Hannah Peaker, Chief of Staff at the Women's Equalit...
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On 13 September, IFS Associate Director Robert Joyce gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee on social security and in-work poverty. The Committee also took evidence from David Finch, Senior Research Fellow, Resolution Foundation; Russell Gunson, Director, Institute for P...
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From the 9-10 November 2018, the Centre for Econometrics at Northwestern University is hosting a conference on Incomplete Models co-sponsored by the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) at University College London. Speakers include: Aureo de Paula, University College London Alf...
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This week, Ghana's Ministry of Finance has organised and run a training workshop for civil servants from the Ministry and the Revenue Authority on GHATAX, the microsimulation model built by the IFS's TAXDEV team for Ghana. The model, built in conjunction with Ministry staff, allows analysts to exami...