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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 - Special Issue: 50th Anniversary of IFS
This paper examines the major changes to the face of poverty in Great Britain over the past few decades, assessing the role of policy, and compares and contrasts this with the patterns seen in the United States, using harmonised household survey data.
Journal article | Journal of Urban Economics
This paper provides new evidence on the incidence of rent subsidies.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to reduce household incomes as workers lose their jobs, earnings fall, and plummeting share prices and interest rates lead to lower incomes from savings and investments. Newly released official statistics on incomes and poverty in the UK ...
Observation
There is a clear need to temporarily reallocate some workers but this should be balanced with the need to have the economy ready to quickly resume ‘business as usual’ once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was delivered to students and faculty members at Durham University on 30th January 2020.
Presentation
This presentation was given by Robert Joyce at the 2019 General Election manifesto analysis briefing.