David Sturrock

David Sturrock

Research Economist


MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2016
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2012

ORCID: 0000-0001-6048-4156

David joined the IFS in 2016, working in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. His current research examines the impact of longer working lives on health, and the indebtedness of UK households in relation to poverty. Previously, David was an economist at HM Treasury, working on fiscal policy, analysis of Scottish independence, and strategy for the 2015 Spending Review.


Most household debt looks manageable – but a quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments

| Press Release

In a new report published today, IFS researchers look at when and why debt has the potential to be a problem for households.

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