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Our working papers include policy-relevant material intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W20/32
In this paper, I study the effect of unfinished sewerage infrastructure on early-life mortality in Peru. I compile several sources of administrative panel data for 1,400 districts spanning 2005–2015, and I rely on the budgetary plans and timing of expenditure for 6,000 projects to measure ...
IFS Working Paper W20/31
Arun Advani, Felix Koenig, Lorenzo Pessina and Andy Summers
In this paper we study the contribution of migrants to the rise in UK top incomes. Using administrative data on the universe of UK taxpayers we show migrants are over-represented at the top of the income distribution, with migrants twice as prevalent in the top 0.1% as anywhere in the bottom 97%.
IFS Working Paper W20/29
Dan Anderberg, Helmut Rainer and Fabian Siuda
Recent contributions using police recorded calls-for-service and/or crime data to estimate impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on the incidence of domestic violence (DV) have reported relatively modest effects.
IFS Working Paper W20/28
Patrick Bennett, Richard Blundell and Kjell G. Salvanes
Roughly one third of a cohort drop out of high school across OECD countries, and developing effective tools to address prime-aged high school dropouts is a key policy question.
IFS Working Paper W20/26
This paper combines novel data on the time use, home learning practices and economic circumstances of families with children during the COVID-19 lockdown with pre-lockdown data from the UK Time User Survey to characterise the time use of children and how it changed during lockdown.
IFS Working Paper W20/27
We examine the distributional consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers on wages in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W20/24
This paper estimates the importance of temptation for consumption smoothing and asset accumulation in a structural life-cycle model.
IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.
IFS Working Paper W20/23
Using a large-scale panel data set, we trace the evolution of incomes and well-being around the entry into ‘solo self-employment’ – that is, running a business without employees.
IFS Working Paper W20/21
Youth unemployment in Ghana increases in parental wealth. This occurs because, without unemployment insurance, only workers with sufficiently high parental wealth can afford to remain unemployed, and do so to search for scarce, high-productivity jobs.