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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 | Economics Letters
Income inequality, as well as the impact of tax and benefit reforms on it, has typically been evaluated with respect to ‘snapshot’ incomes, measured over short periods such as one week or year.
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers

Reports and comment

Briefing note
There is growing evidence that economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are particularly negative for young people. On the eve of the coronavirus outbreak, workers aged below 25 were more likely than other workers to be employed in sectors that have been effectively shut down as part of the ...
Briefing note
In this report, we use a novel source of real-time data on households’ finances from Money Dashboard, a budgeting app, to explore the impacts of the crisis so far on earnings, incomes and financial distress, and how they are evolving. We complement this with household survey data to explain and ...

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.