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Barra Roantree

Barra Roantree

Research Economist

Education

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.

Reports

Briefing note
Over the past 40 years, the UK has seen an almost continual rise in the proportion of women in employment. The employment rate among women of ‘prime working age’ (aged 25-54) is up from 57% in 1975 to a record high of 78% in 2017.
Briefing note
This briefing note provides background material for the 2017 General Election.

News and comment

Observation
Debates about welfare policy often discuss benefit recipients as though they are a fixed, relatively small group of people. In reality, people’s circumstances fluctuate frequently over their lifetimes, often dramatically and in ways that matter hugely for entitlements to benefits. People’s ...
Observation
Debates about welfare policy often discuss benefit recipients as though they are a fixed, relatively small group of people. In reality, people’s circumstances fluctuate frequently over their lifetimes, often dramatically and in ways that matter hugely for entitlements to benefits. People’s ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given at the Understanding Society Scientific Conference, Essex, July 2017
Presentation
This presentation was delivered to the Nevin Economic Research Institute, Dublin on 13 July 2016