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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

IFS Working Paper W19/12
Our new research examines the reason for the increased in-work relative poverty rate in Britain over the last 25 years, which has risen by almost 5 percentage points from 13% to 18%.
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

Observation
This weekend, on Saturday 6th July, the state pension age rises again, to 65 and 5 months. Naturally, this means that some will have to wait longer to receive their state pension. But it also means that some with low incomes must wait longer to receive ‘Pension Credit’ – a means-tested ...
Briefing note
This briefing note discusses the consequences of Jeremy Hunt's tax and spending policies, including reducing corporation tax, increasing the point at which workers become liable for National Insurance (NICs) contributions, increasing defence spending, and reducing the interest rate applied to ...

Presentations

Presentation
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 analysed the latest data on living standards, while setting this in the context of ...
Presentation
This presentation was given at an IFS briefing following the Autumn Budget Statement 2018.