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Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Deputy Director

Education

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

Helen is Deputy Director of the IFS and head of the Tax sector. She is chair of the Royal Economic Society’s Communications Committee.

Her main research interests are the effects of the tax system on individuals and firms behaviour and the design of tax policy. Her recent research also includes work on the drivers of firm investment and the UK productivity puzzle. She is Tolley's 2018 Tax Personality of the year. Helen joined the IFS in 2007.

 

Reports

Report
The Tax Law Review Committee (TLRC) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies have made many contributions to the debate on tax and employment status. The TLRC first reported on the topic in 2001.
Briefing note
Reports indicate the government is considering a temporary cut in VAT to stimulate consumer demand, possibly targeted at sectors such as tourism and restaurants. Overall the case for a temporary VAT cut now is mixed. It could provide an important fillip to consumer demand if implemented under the ...

News and comment

Observation
Now is not the time to raise taxes; the economy is still weak and the recovery only just starting. But that time will likely come.
Newspaper article
"There aren’t many upsides to the current situation", write Stuart Adam and Helen Miller. "Using it as an opportunity to fix some bits of our tax system could be a silver lining."

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation at the BEIS R&D seminar
Presentation
Presentation at EEA Annual Congress, special session on 'Capital Income and Taxes'