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Jack Britton

Jack Britton

Senior Research Economist

Education

PhD Economics, University of Bristol, 2014
MSc Economics (Distinction), University of Bristol, 2010
BSc Mathematics, Imperial College London, 2008

Jack joined the IFS in 2013 and works in the Education and Skills sector. His main interests lie in human capital accumulation and discrete choice dynamic modelling. Jack's recent work has included analysis of the effect of replacing the EMA with the 16-19 Bursary in England on participation and attainment, measuring human capital of university graduates in England, and modelling the interaction between health and human capital.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Economics of Education Review
The impact of the design of income contingent loans for Higher Education students on the magnitude and distribution of government subsidies is highly dependent on the institutional setting.
IFS Working Paper W17/18
This working paper looks at the impact of health on labor supply near retirement.

Reports and comment

Observation
The Office for National Statistics has announced that it will be revising the treatment of student loans in the public finances. This is a sensible move as it aligns the accounting treatment more closely with economic reality. Even though it makes no difference to the long-run cost of Higher ...
Report
This report estimates the impact on earnings of attending HE compared with not going. The authors detail how this varies by subject and institution of study, as well as how these returns vary by gender, prior educational attainment and the sorts of subjects individuals have studied up to age 18. ...

Presentations

Presentation
Jack Britton's keynote presentation at the HEPI annual conference 2017
Presentation
This presentation was given by Jack Britton at the Public Economics Lecture Day on 6 January 2017.
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Observation
The Office for National Statistics has announced that it will be revising the treatment of student loans in the public finances. This is a sensible move as it aligns the accounting treatment more closely with economic reality. Even though it makes no difference to the long-run cost of Higher ...
Report
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Lorraine Dearden, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Luke Sibieta, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker and Yu Zhu
This report estimates the impact on earnings of attending HE compared with not going. The authors detail how this varies by subject and institution of study, as well as how these returns vary by gender, prior educational attainment and the sorts of subjects individuals have studied up to age 18. ...
Press release
Jack Britton and Chris Belfield
On average, attending higher education increases the age 29 earnings of men by 6% and women by 26%. If we focus on the impact of graduating from higher education, these returns rise to 8% and 28%.
Journal article | Economics of Education Review
Jack Britton, Laura van der Erve and Tim Higgins
The impact of the design of income contingent loans for Higher Education students on the magnitude and distribution of government subsidies is highly dependent on the institutional setting.
Newspaper article
Chris Belfield and Jack Britton
Research led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, released by the Department for Education yesterday has highlighted the importance of university courses in determining graduates’ earnings. But what are the implications for government policy?
Report
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Lorraine Dearden, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Luke Sibieta, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker and Yu Zhu
It is well known that the average graduate earns more than non graduates, and that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earnings universities earn almost 50% more ...
Press release
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton and Laura van der Erve
New IFS research published by DfE shows for the first time to what extent earnings differences across university courses are down to the course itself, and to what extent they are due to differences in the students doing the courses.
Mimeo
We summarise the recent evidence produced by the IFS which relates to the post-18 funding review.
Briefing note
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton and Louis Hodge
In October, the Prime Minister called for an inquiry into the student loan system for higher education (HE). In this briefing note, we focus on two of the more unpopular features of the current system. We explore government options for reducing the interest rates charged on student loans, from the ...
Press release
Chris Belfield, Jack Britton and Louis Hodge
In a new IFS Briefing Note, we explore two other options for reform to aspects of the student loan system that have been widely discussed. The first is the high interest rates assigned to student debt - currently RPI + 3% while studying and RPI + 0-3%, depending on income, after leaving university. ...