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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 | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
The spread of COVID‐19, and international measures to contain it, are having a major impact on economic activity in the UK. In this paper, we describe how this impact has varied across industries, using data on share prices of firms listed on the London Stock Exchange, and how well targeted ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
This paper brings together evidence from various data sources and the most recent studies to describe what we know so far about the impacts of the COVID‐19 crisis on inequalities across several key domains of life, including employment and ability to earn, family life and health.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on the UK labour market. To protect households from the most severe consequences of this, the government made temporary changes to the existing social security system and rapidly designed and implemented large new schemes. In this briefing note, we take ...
Briefing note
Interest in the issue of career progression has been growing, fuelled by a decade of stagnant productivity and pay growth (even before the COVID-19 crisis) and concerns that changes in the labour market – such as the casualisation of work in the gig economy – are making it harder for some ...

Presentations

Presentation
At this event, IFS researchers discussed some of the ways in which policy should rise to the challenge of getting people back to work safely and productively.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered to students and faculty members at Durham University on 30th January 2020.