PhD Economics, University College London, 2018
MSc Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2012
BA Economics (1st Class), Trinity College Dublin, 2011
Barra joined the IFS in 2012, where he works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His current research projects include a cross-country collaborative analysis of the effects of social security contributions on earnings, an investigation into the redistribution achieved by the UK tax and benefit system across the life-cycle, and research into the labour supply responsiveness of women over time.