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Christine Farquharson

Christine Farquharson

Research Economist


MSc Economics, LSE 2015

Christine joined the IFS in 2015 as a Research Economist in the Education sector.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

As part of its proposal to create a National Education Service, the Labour party has put forward plans to dramatically increase and reform childcare subsidies in England. Taken together, these changes would transform the childcare system in England: extending access to free childcare to more and ...
The Labour party has promised to introduce free school meals for all primary school children, claiming that universal free lunches would remove stigma and ‘benefit the educational attainment and health of all children’. Previous IFS research concludes that providing school meals free of cost to ...


This presentation was given by Christine Farquharson at the Public Economics Lecture Day on 5 January 2018.
Presentation given at the European Economic Association conference, 22 August 2017.