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Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Deputy Director

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2008

Robert is Deputy Director at the IFS and Head of the Income, Work and Welfare sector. He is a member of the Expert Panel leading "The Deaton Review: Inequalities in the Twenty First Century". Robert also sits on the Social Metrics Commission and is a former editor of IFS' two flagship annual publications, "The IFS Green Budget" and "Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK". His research focuses on economic inequality and the design of the welfare system.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
We study household income inequality in both Great Britain and the United States and the interplay between labour market earnings and the tax system.
IFS Working Paper 18/02
Despite some convergence, the gender pay gap remains large. In this study, we use BHPS-USoc data to document the evolution of the gender pay gap in the UK over the past 25 years and its association with fertility. We also investigate the potential role of various differences in career patterns ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
In this research we investigate who wins and loses from universal credit, and by how much. For the first time, we also look at the effects of universal credit on people’s incomes over eight years of their lives, rather than just at a point in time. This lets us look at the impact on those that ...
Observation
Women work for less productive, lower-paying firms than men, our new analysis suggests - which may contribute to the gender pay gap. This difference between the kinds of firms that men and women work for opens up around the time women have children, when many switch to part-time work or start ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given at the first of the IFS 50th anniversary event series on 27 February 2019.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of the report 'The impact of localised council tax support schemes' on 29 January 2019.