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Arun Advani

Arun Advani

Research Fellow


PhD Economics, University College London, 2017
MRes Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2010
BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2009

Arun is a Research Fellow in TAXDEV at IFS, working on issues of tax administration in developing countries, as well as a Researcher in TARC studying tax compliance in the UK. Previously his work at IFS focused on environmental taxation and energy use. 

Arun is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick. He has a PhD in Economics from University College London. From 2011-13 he was an Associate Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, where he taught microeconomics.

Academic outputs

Cemmap Working Paper CWP56/18
Currently there is little practical advice on which treatment effect estimator to use when trying to adjust for observable differences. A recent suggestion is to compare the performance of estimators in simulations that somehow mimic the empirical context. Two ways to run such ‘empirical Monte ...
Journal article | Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
In many contexts we may be interested in understanding whether direct connections between agents, such as declared friendships in a classroom or family links in a rural village, affect their outcomes. In this paper, we review the literature studying econometric methods for the analysis of linear ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
This briefing note summarises new research on which types of people under-report the taxes they owe, and what effects audits have on government revenue.
This report examines the effect of UK government policies on energy use and carbon pricing.


Arun Advani will be holding this presentation at the following seminars at the University of Gothenburg (22 September 2016), University of Geneva (5 October 2016), University of Manchester (8 November 2016)
This presentation was delivered at the PEPA session on Practical Issues in Programme Evaluation at the 2014 NCRM Research Methods Festival.