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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 ...
IFS Working Paper W18/09
Since 1995, police forces in England and Wales have obtained the right to raise revenues locally to supplement central government grants in order to fund their activities.

Reports and comment

Observation
Governments are responsible for spending huge amounts of public money. Effective control of that spending is essential if governments are to meet their fiscal objectives, deliver their desired policy outcomes, and achieve value for money for the taxpayer. A new IFS report, published today as part ...
Report
The last 25 years have seen two periods of public expenditure restraint in the UK (the 1990s and the 2010s) and one period of increased spending (between 2000 and 2010). Over that whole time, the Treasury has been responsible for controlling government spending, setting fiscal rules and the overall ...

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.