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Sam Crossman

Sam Crossman

Research Officer


MSc Economics (Distinction, with prize), UCL, 2016

BSc Economics (First Class), UCL, 2015

Sam joined the IFS in 2017 and works in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). He currently works on the evaluation of a Danish active labour market policy, along with a range of other research projects in the fields of labour economics, human capital, microfinance, and British foreign aid spending.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Briefing note
Labour’s 2019 general election manifesto pledged to “bring rail, mail, water and energy” alongside “the broadband-relevant parts of BT” into public ownership. In this report we set out the scale of this proposed programme of nationalisation and some of the key issues it would raise.
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 ...