Behavioural responses to the tax and benefit system

The design of the tax and benefit system has important impacts on the decisions made by individuals, households, and companies. Over the past 40 years, IFS researchers have been at the forefront of efforts to understand these effects, making seminal contributions to our knowledge of how the tax and benefit system affects how much women choose to work, save, study, and invest in skills. Recent work examines subjects as diverse as how fat taxes affect household consumption, what effect corporation tax has on the location decisions of firms, and how top incomes respond to higher taxes.

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Stuart Adam

Stuart Adam

Senior Research Economist

Monica Costa Dias

Monica Costa Dias

Associate Director

David Phillips

David Phillips

Associate Director

Peter Levell

Peter Levell

Senior Research Economist

Barra Roantree

Barra Roantree

Research Economist

Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Associate Director

Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Associate Director

Thomas Pope

Thomas Pope

Research Economist