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Angus Phimister

Angus Phimister

Research Economist


University of Edinburgh, Master of Arts with Honours Economics, 1st Class, 2017

Angus joined the IFS in 2017 and works in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo).  His current work involves the evaluation of programs to improve early childhood development in India, as well as work investigating the interaction between sanitation and nutrition on child health outcomes.

Academic outputs

Journal article
COVID-19 has uprooted many aspects of parents’ daily routines, from their jobs to their childcare arrangements.
IFS Working Paper W19/15
This paper estimates flexible child health production functions to investigate whether better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices make nutrition intake more productive for children aged 6-24 months.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The COVID-19 crisis has caused drastic changes to most parents’ work lives and other responsibilities. Millions of adults have lost or are forecast to lose their jobs permanently; many more have stopped work temporarily. Others are newly working from home, while many key workers are experiencing ...
Briefing note
On the 20th March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June.