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These reports and working papers are written by IFS staff but published by other organisations.
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Polly Simpson, Lars Nesheim, Jonathan Halket and Mateusz Mysliwski
The National Infrastructure Commission commissioned a team of academics and researchers at the IFS and UCL to create a software tool that estimates how land values respond to changes in land purpose or infrastructure improvements. The tool is now available online, and this page provides some ...
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Andrew Hood
Andrew Hood contributed an article to this bulletin titled 'The changing generosity of private pension provision and its differential effects across generations'
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Stuart Adam, David Phillips and Barra Roantree
Andrew Hood contributed an article to this bulletin titled 'The changing generosity of private pension provision and its differential effects across generations'
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There have been calls for restrictions on junk food advertising to tackle rising rates of obesity around the world. This column examines the likely effect of a ban on potato crisp advertising. Results suggest that the total quantity of crisps sold would fall by around 15% in the presence of a ban, ...
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Governments have long used taxation to correct for the socially costly overconsumption of alcohol, but as the external cost of overconsumption varies across drinkers, a single tax rate is not optimal. This column argues that variation in preferences for different products and in price ...
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Public sector pay has been squeezed since public spending cuts began to take effect from 2011, and it looks set to be squeezed even further up to 2020. However, this comes on the back of an increase in public sector wages relative to those in the private sector during the Great Recession. There is ...
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Renata Bottazzi, Serena Trucchi and Matthew Wakefield
We estimate marginal propensities to consume from wealth shocks for Italian households in the early part of the Great Recession. Large asset price shocks in 2008 underpin an IV estimator. A euro fall in risky financial wealth resulted in cuts in annual total (non‐durable) consumption of 8.5‐ 9 ...
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This report, the third and final joint report in a series by researchers at the Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, aims to shed light on the agreement by explaining the deal and assessing its likely consequences for Wales’ funding.
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Last year the government set out proposals to expand the number of grammar schools across England representing a significant shift in the education system. Such a change means costs and benefits, and there would be winners and losers writes Luke Sibieta, Programme Director of the Education and ...
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Britta Augsburg and Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes
Last year the government set out proposals to expand the number of grammar schools across England representing a significant shift in the education system. Such a change means costs and benefits, and there would be winners and losers writes Luke Sibieta, Programme Director of the Education and ...
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George Crozier, John Cullinane, Bill Dodwell, Paul Johnson, Alice Lilly, Euan McCarthy and Jill Rutter
A joint report with CIOT and the Institute for Government.
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A joint report with CIOT and the Institute for Government.
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We present a method to estimate preferences in the presence of unobserved choice set heterogeneity.
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We present a method to estimate preferences in the presence of unobserved choice set heterogeneity.
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Daria Luchinskaya, David Phillips and Michael Trickey
The economy and post-Brexit uncertainties, rather than public services, was clearly uppermost in the Chancellor’s mind when he announced the Autumn Statement. The Statement, informed by the OBR’s first forecasts since the Referendum, contained mixed news for Wales. This blog post looks at some ...
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The success of universal preschool education depends crucially on the policy parameters and specific country context.
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New IFS research finds that providing school breakfasts free to all children in disadvantaged English primary schools helps pupils to make two months’ additional progress over the course of a year. These gains seem to be driven by better behaviour and concentration in the classroom, meaning that ...
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This report outlines the key issues negotiations should consider when it comes to how to adjust the block grant funding Wales currently receives to account for the newly devolved revenues, and how to update these adjustments over time.
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Pranita Achyut, Alison Andrew, Madhumita Das, Abhishek Gautam, Mariana Huepe, Sonya Krutikova, Shreshtha Kumar, Sanjay Sharma, Ronak Soni, Hemlata Verma and Ravi Verma
Adolescents make up a larger proportion of the population in lower- and middle-income countries than ever before. Given that adolescence is critical in determining later life opportunities and outcomes, this youth bulge brings both unprecedented risks and opportunities. This report presents ...
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Bet Caeyers and Marcel Fafchamps
We formalize a noted [Guryan et al., 2009] but unexplored source of bias in peer effect estimation, arising because people cannot be their own peer.