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Lucy Kraftman

Lucy Kraftman

Research Economist


MSc Economic Analysis and Policy (Magna cum Laude), Paris School of Economics, 2018
BSc Economics (1st Class), University of Bristol, 2016

Lucy joined the IFS in 2018 and works on human capital in developed and developing countries. Her current work includes assessing the value added of social workers in Chile and investigating health inequality in the UK.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Briefing note
On the 20th March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June.
Briefing note
Labour’s 2019 general election manifesto pledged to “bring rail, mail, water and energy” alongside “the broadband-relevant parts of BT” into public ownership. In this report we set out the scale of this proposed programme of nationalisation and some of the key issues it would raise.


These presentations were given as part of a day of lectures on Public Economics to students, held at the IFS.