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Isabel Stockton

Isabel Stockton

Research Economist



B.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim, 2013

M.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim, 2015

PhD Economics, University of Bristol, 2020

Isabel joined the IFS in 2019 as a Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance Sector. Her interests are in applied labour economics and her current research focuses on workforce issues in the healthcare sector. She has previously studied the relationship between wages and other job attributes, including commuting distance and schedule flexibility.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Briefing note
It is clear that the COVID-19 outbreak – and the public health response to it – will dramatically reduce economic activity in the second quarter of 2020.
This morning, the ONS published its monthly public finance release for April, giving us an initial snapshot of the public finances under lockdown. It throws the enormous impact of the restrictions on the public finances into sharp relief.


This presentation was delivered as part of the IFS press briefing following the Spring Budget 2020.
This presentation was given by Isabel Stockton as part of the "A look ahead to the March 2020 Budget" preview briefing.