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These reports and working papers are written by IFS staff but published by other organisations.
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Chapter 7 of Measuring the Economy, written by IFS Deputy Director Robert Joyce and edited by Jonathan Athow and Joe Grice.
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This paper asks when a wealth tax would in principle be a desirable part of the tax system, setting aside the practicalities and politics that would be crucial in reality.
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This paper explores the challenges and constraints around fiscal stimulus measures in lower-income countries, and in the context of a global pandemic, and puts forward tax, transfer and other government spending options that offer potential for success.
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George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Martin J Shipley, Martin McKee and Eric J. Brunner
Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But is universal health care that is largely free at the point of use sufficient to eliminate inequalities in health care use? To explore this question, we ...
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Older people have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of their health and mortality, but less focus has been given to the financial impact on older adults. Using new data from the COVID-19 questionnaire of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), we investigate how ...
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Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker, Ben Waltmann and Yu Zhu
This report provides estimates of the earnings returns to completing postgraduate degrees, for British and Northern Irish students studying in Britain.
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A socially mobile country provides equal opportunities for everyone, across big cities and small towns, and regardless of whether your parents are rich or poor. This report makes use of newly linked administrative data on all state-educated pupils born between 1986 and 1988 to follow a group of ...
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Pierre Bachas, Anne Brockmeyer, Kyle McNabb and Camille Semelet
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and associated containment measures are expected to cause far-reaching damage to economies around the world. Firms are suffering from reduced demand due to movement restrictions, from reduced labor supply and from constraints to sourcing material inputs. The ...
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Pierre Bachas, Anne Brockmeyer, Tom Harris and Camille Semelet
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and associated containment measures are expected to cause far-reaching damage to economies around the world. Firms are suffering from reduced demand due to movement restrictions, from reduced labour supply and from constraints to sourcing material inputs. The ...
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Laura Abramovsky, Luis Alberto Andres, George Joseph, Juan Pablo Rud, German Eduardo Sember and Michael David Thibert
This paper provides new evidence on how effectively piped water consumption subsidies are targeting poor households in 10 low- and middle-income countries around the world.