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Ross Warwick

Ross Warwick

Research Economist


BSc Economics with Study Abroad (1st Class), University of Warwick, 2016

Ross joined the IFS in 2016 and works in the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries. This centre combines research and in-country capacity building on tax and benefit policy and administration in a number of developing countries around the world.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W18/11
As in high-income countries, reduced rates of VAT and VAT exemptions (“preferential VAT rates”) are a common feature of indirect tax systems in LMICs. Many of the goods and services that are granted preferential rates – such as foodstuffs and kerosene – seem likely to receive such treatment ...

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
While the UK’s exit from the European Union continues to dominate the political and economic landscape, another important process looms: the 2019 Spending Review. This will determine how government spending is to be distributed across departments beyond 2019–20, including spending on overseas ...
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 ...


This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS Green Budget 2018.
This presentation was given at the TAXDEV Policy Conference on 23 March 2018.