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Tom Waters

Tom Waters

Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2014

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2.i), University of Oxford, 2012

Tom joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector. His current work includes analysis of tax and benefit policy and its effect on the income distribution. Before joining IFS he worked at the Office for Budget Responsibility and HM Treasury.

 

Academic outputs

Journal article | Public Choice
I study a game theoretic spatial model of elections with many heterogeneous constituencies in which both party and candidate behavior are modeled. Parties choose a platform and a ‘whip rate,’ representing the proportion of final policy that will be made by the party, as opposed to by the ...

Reports and comment

Report
This report examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and the determinants and consequences of recent trends. This includes analysing changes not only in average living standards but also in household income inequality and measures of income poverty and deprivation.
Report
This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over £10,000 per child under ...

Presentations

Presentation
At this event, IFS researchers presented the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report analyses living standards in the UK up to and including the latest year ...
Presentation
This presentation was given by Tom Waters at the Public Economics Lecture Day on 5 January 2018.