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Rowena Crawford

Rowena Crawford

Associate Director

Education

MSc Economics, University College London, 2011

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2008

Rowena is an Associate Director in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. Her research interests include pensions and saving for retirement, while her recent work also includes analysis of UK public finances and public spending.

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 ...
Journal article | Economica
We analyse the impact of nationally regulated pay on the quality of applicants to be police officers across England and Wales, exploiting a unique dataset of individual test scores from the national assessment required of all police applicants, and combining this with data on local labour markets ...

Reports and comment

Observation
This coming Sunday is Pensions Awareness Day – an initiative to raise awareness of retirement planning.
Briefing note
This Wednesday the Chancellor will allocate funding to departments for the next financial year, 2020-2021. This departmental spending (DEL) is £375 billion this year.

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation at the launch event for our report, held at the Institute for Government.
Presentation
In this presentation, IFS researchers draw together the conclusions of a programme of research carried out over the last two years, which sheds light on individuals’ saving for retirement and how different sources of wealth are drawn on through retirement.