Richard Disney

Professor Richard Disney

Research Fellow

Education:

MA African Studies, University of Sussex, 1972
BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 1971

ORCID: 0000-0001-6438-6326

Richard is a Research Fellow at the IFS. He is also a Part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor of Economics at University College London. Richard has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham, at Queen Mary, University of London and at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is a member of the Senior Salary Review Body, having previously been a member of the NHS Pay Review Body and an advisor to Tom Winsor's investigation of police remuneration. His research interests lie largely in the field of applied microeconomics, notably labour market issues, pensions and public spending.

He is also Co-Director of the IFS's DfID-funded Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV).

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Firm-level investment spikes and aggregate investment over the Great Recession

| Working Paper

Firm-level investment paths are commonly characterised by periods of low or zero investment punctuated by large investment ‘spikes’. We document that such spikes are important for understanding firm and aggregate level investment in the UK.

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