IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Dave Donaldson Masterclass

cemmap is happy to annouce a masterclass on Empirical Models of Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade by Dave Donaldson.

Starting with a presentation of standard models of comparative advantage that have been used to explain the pattern of trade (who trades what with whom) and the normative effects of trade (who gains and who loses when trade becomes easier to do) both between and within nations.  This will span the perfectly competitive models of Ricardo and Heckscher-Ohlin (including their modern versions such as that due to Eaton and Kortum), as well as the monopolistically competitive models of Krugman and Melitz.

IFS launches new directory of longitudinal population studies

IFS has launched a new searchable directory of Low and Middle Income country Longitudinal Population Studies. Developed on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust, it aims to provide a valuable resource for researchers, funders and those interested in understanding changing socio-economic and health circumstances and to enhance opportunities for international and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

You can access the directory here: https://www.ifs.org.uk/tools_and_resources/longitudinal

IFS researcher delivers skills training on revenue data management and analysis with civil servants from Ethiopia

India Keable-Elliott from the IFS's TAXDEV recently delivered remote training on data management and analysis to partners at the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC). The objectives of the training were to support our partners to further develop their familiarity with MS Excel and STATA, and to apply these statistical software skills to analyse revenue data from different tax bases over time. This builds on previous STATA training sessions delivered by IFS researchers in Addis Ababa in January 2017, and are part of TAXDEV’s broader programme of skills development and training in Ethiopia, which provides support to civil servants to enable them to conduct high-quality and independent analysis and modelling of the impacts of tax policy.