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Isaac Delestre

Isaac Delestre

Research Economist


MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge (Queens' College), 2019

Graduate Diploma in Economics, Birkbeck College, 2018

BA in English Literature, University of Oxford (Wadham College), 2013

Isaac joined the IFS in 2019 and works in the Taxation sector. His current work focuses on the taxation of high-income individuals and closely-held corporate entities, as well as the impact of tax design on income and wealth inequality.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on the UK labour market. To protect households from the most severe consequences of this, the government made temporary changes to the existing social security system and rapidly designed and implemented large new schemes. In this briefing note, we take ...
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 ...