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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:
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 Public Policy Research Scotland;Deborah Hay, Scotland Policy Officer, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Polly Jones, Project Manager, A Menu for Change Project, Oxfam Scotland.
It is with great sadness that the Institute for Fiscal Studies notes the death of Sir James Mirrlees (1936-2018). He has been a figure of enormous importance both for the magnitude of his influence on the field of public policy analysis in general and more particularly for his role in the Institute’s recent activities.
His work on the optimum design of tax systems has had incalculable influence on economics. The challenge of finding a balance between the objective of reducing inequality and the need to maintain work incentives is at the core of analysis of direct taxation. He found a ...
This week, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced a £65 million investment in health and social care policy research. Over five years, 13 NIHR Policy Research Units will inform decision-making by government and arms-length bodies, and IFS researchers will play a critical role.
In January 2019, the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce will begin its work, based in King’s College London. Dr Elaine Kelly, who joins as co-director, and George Stoye will use administrative data to examine recruitment and retention in health and social care.