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Jonathan Cribb

Jonathan Cribb

Senior Research Economist

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2020
MRes Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2014
MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2011
BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2010

Jonathan is a Senior Research Economist at IFS. He has two broad research interests. The first is understanding economic activity in later life, including the timing of retirement, savings for retirement and the standard of living in old age, and how these are affected by government policies.  The second is understanding the determinants of economic inequalities, particularly that those that occur in the labour market, how they differ between the public and private sector, and how they are affected by the tax and benefit system.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/23
Using a large-scale panel data set, we trace the evolution of incomes and well-being around the entry into ‘solo self-employment’ – that is, running a business without employees.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 40, Issue 3
How do average levels of income and wealth differ in Britain for those born between the 1930s and 1980s?

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The last decade has been one of substantial reform to the UK retirement savings environment: the state pension age for men and women has increased, the ‘new state pension’ was introduced, automatic enrolment into workplace pensions has been rolled out for employees, pension freedoms were ...
Briefing note
Since 2012, automatic enrolment has led to a substantial boost in the number of employees saving for their retirement in a workplace pension plan in the UK. This policy, first suggested by the Pensions Commission in 2005, and legislated for in 2008, has transformed the private pensions landscape, ...

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation at the Office for Manpower Economics research conference on public sector pay and workforce issues.
Presentation
IFS researchers presented the key findings from the latest in the series of flagship IFS annual reports on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report analysed the latest data on living standards, while setting this in the context of ...