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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 Urban Economics
This paper provides new evidence on the incidence of rent subsidies.
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.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
Relative in-work poverty has been steadily rising since 1994–95, meaning that the incomes of poorer working households have not been keeping up with those of middle-income households.
Briefing note
The Labour Party plans to increase income tax for individuals with annual taxable incomes over £80,000. Under the current system, income tax is payable on incomes above the personal allowance of £12,500 a year. The 40% higher rate becomes payable at £50,000, and the 45% additional rate kicks in ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given by Robert Joyce at the 2019 General Election manifesto analysis briefing.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered to undergraduate students at University College London on 14th November 2019.