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Carl Emmerson

Carl Emmerson

Deputy Director

Education

MSc Economics, Birkbeck, University of London, 1999
BSc Economics (1st Class), London School of Economics and Political Science, 1996

Carl is Deputy Director of the IFS and an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. He is also a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee and the advisory panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

 

His recent research has included analysis of the impact of the financial crisis and association recession, and the Government's response, on the UK's public finances. He has examined the effect of UK pension reforms on the public finances, retirement behaviour, labour market mobility, incentives to save and inequality, and has evaluated the large scale pilots of the Education Maintenance Allowance, the Pathways-to-Work reforms to incapacity benefits and the Saving Gateway matched savings vehicle. He previously served as a specialist advisor to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Oxford Economic Papers
The nature of the relationship between lifetime income and saving rates is a longstanding empirical question and one that has been surprisingly difficult to answer. We use a new data set containing both individual survey data on wealth holdings and administrative data on earnings histories to ...

Reports and comment

Observation
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced a ‘70th Birthday present’ for the NHS, pledging average real annual increases of 3.4% per year for the next five years. One challenge for the Government is where the money to pay for this will come from. After social security spending, the NHS is the ...
Observation
Recent IFS work (joint with the Health Foundation) documented the considerable pressures on health and social care spending over the next fifteen years. In the near term, an announced funding settlement for the NHS covering the next few years may be on the horizon.

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation given by Carl Emmerson at the IFS analysis of the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2018.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the IFS Autumn 2017 post-Budget briefing.
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Observation
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced a ‘70th Birthday present’ for the NHS, pledging average real annual increases of 3.4% per year for the next five years. One challenge for the Government is where the money to pay for this will come from. After social security spending, the NHS is the ...
Observation
Recent IFS work (joint with the Health Foundation) documented the considerable pressures on health and social care spending over the next fifteen years. In the near term, an announced funding settlement for the NHS covering the next few years may be on the horizon.
Observation
From tomorrow, a large proportion of private sector employees will pay more into their pensions – and their employers will have to contribute more too. This is the first of two planned steps in the next two years that will increase the minimum contributions that most employees and their employers ...
Observation
Organisations with 250 or more employees now have to provide statistics relating to the gender wage gap. The data that are available so far show the vast majority paying men, on average, more than women. The gender wage gap has barely fallen over the last fifteen years and greater understanding of ...
Presentation
Presentation given by Carl Emmerson at the IFS analysis of the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2018.
Newspaper article
Carl Emmers, Deputy Director at IFS, is writing in the Times Red Box about the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2018.
Journal article | Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
Carl Emmers, Deputy Director at IFS, is writing in the Times Red Box about the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2018.
Observation
Tuesday’s Spring Statement may not contain any new policy measures, but it will contain the latest official economic and fiscal forecasts. These are likely to be for lower borrowing over the next five years than forecast in November. But that shouldn’t be great cause for celebration. The ...
Press release
Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2018. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2017−18.
Observation
The Department for Work and Pensions today published the recommendations of its review into automatic enrolment. This focussed on issues around membership of, contributions to, and engagement with, workplace pensions. This observation looks at two specific measures – both of which are likely to ...