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Luke Sibieta

Luke Sibieta

Research Fellow

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2008

BSc Economics (1st Class), London School of Economics, 2005

Luke is a Research Fellow attached to the Education, Employment and Evaluation sector. His general research interests include education policy, political economy and poverty and inequality. In the recent past, he has conducted research into the following specific areas: school funding; the impact of the home learning environment on child outcomes; trends in top incomes; trends in child poverty and income inequality; and the politics of tax policy.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 36, No. 3, September 2015
This article looks at School Spending in England 2010–15.
IFS Working Paper W15/10
School funding per pupil increased substantially between 1999-00 and 2012-13 in England. In this paper, we decompose these increases in funding per pupil into the amount explained by quantities of different types of staff per pupil, their price and changes in non-staffing costs.

Reports and comment

Report
Our first annual report on education spending in England provides measures of spending per student in the early years, schools, further education and higher education back to the early 1990s.
Report
This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over £10,000 per child under ...

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation at the launch event for our annual Education Spending in England report, held at One Great George Street.
Presentation
A presentation by Luke Sibieta, IFS Research Fellow, to the Wales Public Services 2025 conference, ‘Sustaining Wales public services: austerity and beyond’, 12 July 2018.
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Report
Our first annual report on education spending in England provides measures of spending per student in the early years, schools, further education and higher education back to the early 1990s.
Presentation
Presentation at the launch event for our annual Education Spending in England report, held at One Great George Street.
Press release
Funding for 16- to 18-year-olds and for general further education has been cut much more sharply than funding for schools, pre-school or higher education.
Press release
We estimate that public sector pay awards announced by the government will cost around £800 million per year extra compared to the 1% increases previously planned for – with the largest cost to the Department for Education and the NHS.
Press release
Between 2009-10 and 2017-18, total school spending per pupil in England fell by about 8% in real terms, which compares with about 5% in Wales.
Presentation
A presentation by Luke Sibieta, IFS Research Fellow, to the Wales Public Services 2025 conference, ‘Sustaining Wales public services: austerity and beyond’, 12 July 2018.
Report
This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over £10,000 per child under ...
Report
It is well known that the average graduate earns more than non graduates, and that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earnings universities earn almost 50% more ...
Mimeo
This note was submitted as evidence to the Education Committee Inquiry on School and College Funding.
Briefing note
Rebecca Allen, Luke Sibieta and Anna Vignoles
There are longstanding concerns about the recruitment and retention of teachers in the UK . In recent years there has also been much debate about the extent to which changes to the initial teacher education system have affected the recruitment and retention problem. These concerns are most acute in ...