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Ian Mitchell

Ian Mitchell

Research Associate


BSc Economics, University of Warwick, 1999

MSc Economics, University College London, 2008

Ian is a Research Fellow at IFS. His research has included the impact of Brexit on trade, the economy and the public finances. Before joining IFS, Ian worked in a range of roles as government economist and senior civil servant. He was head of Higher Education Analysis at the Department for Education where he worked on social mobility and the design and impact of student finance. At the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs he was Deputy Chief Economist and worked on EU, agricultural and environmental issues. His career has also included spells at HM Treasury, Ernst and Young and the Centre for Economics and Business Research. 

Ian is also Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Deputy Director of CGD Europe.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Economics was front and centre during the run-up to the June 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Paul Johnson and Ian Mitchell discuss the economics of Brexit and lessons for the economics profession.

Reports and comment

In a speech on Tuesday 9th October, the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, touched upon a number of important issues taking centre stage in current debates on UK aid spending, including Brexit and the role of private sector investment. These two substantive issues are ...
On 23 June 2016, the UK public voted in favour of leaving the European Union. However, important decisions remain about the model for the UK’s relationship with Europe outside of the EU, not least whether the UK seeks to remain a ‘member’ of the Single Market or only seeks (tariff-free) ...