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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

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.
IFS Working Paper W19/06
Many children in developing countries grow up in unstimulating environments, leading to deficiencies in early years’ developmental outcomes, particularly cognition and language. Interventions to improve parenting in the first 3 years of life have a clear impact on these outcomes, but the ...

Reports and comment

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.
Briefing note
The coronavirus pandemic, and the measures put in place to combat it, have changed almost everything about how people live their day-to-day lives. More than ever before, life today is being conducted behind the nation’s front doors.