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Jonathan Cribb

Jonathan Cribb

Senior Research Economist


MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2011
BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2010

Jonathan joined the Institute in 2011. His research focuses on the effects of pension reforms and labour market programmes on individuals’ behaviour,  as well as research into the public sector, the labour market and living standards in the UK.


Briefing note
After five years of recovery from post recession declines, real income growth ground to a complete halt in 2017–18.
This report examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, and the determinants and consequences of recent trends. This includes analysing changes not only in average living standards but also in household income inequality and measures of income poverty and deprivation.

News and comment

Newspaper article
The UK's lowest-paid workers are about to get a pay rise - the result of an increase in the minimum wage on Monday.Since it was introduced in 1999, the minimum wage has risen much faster than average pay. The government is considering what to do after 2020 and further rises are possible.
Automatic enrolment is a key government policy to help employees save privately for their retirement. We find that it substantially increased workplace pension participation among those working for small employers by around 45 percentage points to reach 70% of targeted employees – with most, but ...


This presentation was given at an IFS briefing following the Spring Statement 2019.
This presentation was delivered at the Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance in Tampere, Finland on 22nd August 2018.