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Ben Zaranko

Ben Zaranko

Research Economist

Education

BA Economics and Management (1st class), University of Oxford, 2016

Ben joined the IFS in 2017 as a Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance Sector. His current work includes analysis of public spending and research into the relationship between social care receipt and hospital use. Before joining IFS, Ben worked in the private sector as an actuarial consultant to defined benefit pension funds. 

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W18/15
Recent years have seen substantial reductions in public spending on social care for older people in England. This has not only led to large falls in the number of people over the age of 65 receiving publicly funded social care, but also to growing concern about the potential knock-on effects on ...

Reports and comment

Observation
Below we outline an initial response from IFS researchers on the Labour manifesto. We take policy areas by turn but this is not a full assessment.
Observation
Below we outline an initial response from IFS researchers on the Liberal Democrat manifesto. We take a number of policy areas by turn but this is not a full assessment.

Presentations

Presentation
These presentations were given as part of a day of lectures on Public Economics to students, held at the IFS.
Presentation
In this Facebook Live event, IFS Research Economist Ben Zaranko looked at the economics of healthcare and social insurance, answering questions such as how and why do countries differ in how they provide health care, and why can’t we just leave it to the market?