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Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw

Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University College, London, 2017

MPhil Economics, University of Cambridge, 2003

BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 2002

Jonathan is Programme Director for Economic Data Science at the Alan Turing Institute and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Jonathan is an economist and data scientist whose research focuses on modelling individual behaviour, evaluating education and labour market programmes, and understanding the effects of taxes and benefits across life. Before joining the Alan Turing Institute, he worked at the IFS for almost 15 years, the last four of which he was Deputy Director of the Tax Administration Research Centre. He has done work for government departments in the UK and abroad, regulators and private charitable foundations and has provided economic advice to a wide variety of policymakers in governmental and quasi-governmental organisations. He did his PhD in economics at University College London under Professor Sir Richard Blundell.

Academic outputs

Journal article | The Journal of Economic Inequality
Most analyses of inequality and tax and benefit reforms are based on measures of individuals’ circumstances at a point in time. But strong age-profiles in earnings, among other characteristics that the tax and benefit system conditions upon, combined with individuals’ ability to transfer ...
IFS Working Paper W17/24
Understanding tax non-compliance and the effectiveness of strategies to tackle it is crucial for a modern tax authority. In this paper we study how and why audits impact reported tax in the years after audit - the dynamic effect - for individual income taxpayers.

Reports and comment

Report
In this report we describe the forms in which household wealth is held, we set out the effects of the current UK tax system on the incentive to save in different assets, we consider the implications of a number of reforms due to be introduced or currently under consideration, and we analyse the ...
Report
Most analysis of the impact of taxes and benefits on households is cross-sectional, with individuals classified as rich or poor, and gains and losses calculated, using a single snapshot of data. In this report, we argue the case for taking a longer-run perspective.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation delivered in May and November 2016 at a Choices workshop.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of a report on the taxation of savings on 16 February 2016.