Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Associate Director

Education:

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2010
BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2007

ORCID: 0000-0003-1440-0454

Helen is an Associate Director of IFS, and head of the Tax sector. She joined the IFS in 2007. Her current research focuses on business taxes, including how they affect firms’ location choices, and on the drivers of firm investment and aggregate productivity growth.  She is an editor of Fiscal Studies.

See Helen’s website for more information.

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The basic question of whether our tax system is fair is at the heart of many of our public debates. Discussions of whether ‘the rich’ or companies are paying their ‘fair share’ is regularly in, or underlying, the news headlines. These are important questions. If we want to ensure that we can raise the revenues to pay for the public goods and services that we all want, we need to be able to have sensible debates about how much tax we raise, who we raise it from and how we spend it.

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