Cormac O'Dea

Dr Cormac O'Dea

International Research Fellow

Education:

PhD Economics, University College London, 2016

MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2007

BA Economics (1st Class), Trinity College Dublin, 2006

ORCID: 0000-0002-1083-1495

Cormac O'Dea is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Cowles Foundation at Yale University. He will be an Assistant Professor at the Yale University Economics Department from July 2018. Cormac previously worked at the IFS from 2007 to 2017, and was an Associate Director from 2016 to 2017.

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Why are Households that Report the Lowest Incomes So Well-off?

| Journal Article

We document that households in the UK with extremely low measured income tend to spend much more than those with merely moderately low income. This phenomenon is evident throughout three decades worth of microdata and across different employment states, levels of education and marital statuses.

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