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Ben Waltmann

Ben Waltmann

Research Economist


MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2016

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Class), University of Oxford, 2013

Ben joined the IFS in 2019. He is a Research Economist in the Education and Skills sector and a PhD student at the University of Oxford. His main research areas are the returns to education, higher education funding, the transition from school to work, and the estimation of dynamic discrete choice models.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

External publication
This report provides estimates of the earnings returns to completing postgraduate degrees, for British and Northern Irish students studying in Britain.
On Monday, the government performed a dramatic U-turn on how A Level grades are assigned to students this year. The most pressing issue now is what will happen to university places.


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