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This was the introduction to a public economics lecture day presenting IFS work on public economics topics and dsicussing working in economic research in general and at the IFS in particular.
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In a climate where literally everything is contested, it often seems like every politician and vested interest comes armed with a set of numbers to back up their argument. So, in this time-poor, opinion-focused world of ours, how do we sort the good numbers from the bad? IFS director Paul ...
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IFS Director Paul Johnson discusses his thoughts on wealth taxes with Charlotte Pickles of UnHerd.
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In this short video, Robert Joyce explains some of the reasons behind the pay gap between men and women, and particular the pay gap for mothers.
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IFS director Paul Johnson discussing the implications of Brexit for the public finances at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, July 2017
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IFS Director Paul Johnson and Associate Director Helen Miller answered the public's questions in a live General Election economy Q&A on Tuesday 6 June 2017, organised by Full Fact and the Press Association.
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This video was produced in collaboration with Full Fact.
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As part of this podcast, Paul Johnson talks about whether Labour’s sums add up, and why is no one talking about the deficit in this election.
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Alcohol consumption can have negative externalities. In this video, Kate Smith discusses how to design taxes when costs associated with drinking vary across people. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.
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Alcohol consumption can have negative externalities. In this video, Kate Smith discusses how to design taxes when costs associated with drinking vary across people. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.
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Who pays income tax? And how much is coming from the richest? Helen Miller, Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, answers these common questions.
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Andrew Hood
How does the government spend your money? How has government spending changed over time? And what is the biggest challenge in the future for the UK finances?
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Andrew Hood
This video summarises the findings from a new IFS report, Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2016–17 to 2021–22, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Why is the UK experiencing an ageing population, and what does that mean for the public finances? Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explains.
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Where does the government get money from? Who is paying taxes? And what has happened to taxes over time? Helen Miller, Associate Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explains the answers to these commonly asked questions.
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Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explains some of the common jargon around government budgets.
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Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explains the UK Budget in 45 seconds.
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What's been happening to tax, spending and the public finances? These short explainer videos have been made to provide context to the 2017 Spring Budget.
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The share of national income raised in tax has been slowly edging up in recent decades. Helen Miller from IFS explains what has been happening.
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What are National Insurance Contributions (NICs)? Helen Miller, Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, explains.