About the IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies was founded in 1969. Established as an independent research institute, IFS was launched with the principal aim of better informing public debate on economics in order to promote the development of effective fiscal policy. Through the establishment of rigorous independent research, for example the IFS Green Budget and Post Budget analysis, IFS successfully opened up debate about public policy to a wider audience and influenced policy decision making.

Today, IFS is Britain’s leading independent microeconomic research institute. Its research remit is one of the broadest in public policy analysis, covering subjects from tax and benefits to education policy, from labour supply to corporate taxation. Our research not only has an impact on policy makers, think tanks and practitioners, it has also gained a worldwide reputation for academic rigour, and contributes to the development of academic scholarship. We communicate our research widely on a national and international scale, providing independent advice to policy makers in the UK, Europe and in developing countries; collaborating with world renowned academics on new economic theories and techniques; and disseminating our research globally through the press, media and the web.

IFS is host to the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy which analyses fiscal policy to determine its effects on households and companies. The Centre’s work covers the full extent of policy impact, investigating the ways in which policies influence human capital investments, work and occupational choice, firm behaviour, saving and retirement decisions, consumer choices and the public finances.

Announcements

IFS Associate Director, Cormac O'Dea, awarded Netspar PhD thesis award

We are delighted to announce that IFS Associate Director, Cormac O'Dea, has been awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis (Essays in the economics of consumption and saving) by Netspar.

Netspar is Dutch organiation that works to continually enhance the environment in the Netherlands for financing retirement.

Find more information about Netspar and the award here.

 

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Current job vacancies

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Salary: £33,769
Closing date:

The postholder will be embedded within the academic team at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford under the supervision of Alan Stein, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. (S)he will be working across two projects, both of which are conducted across the IFS and Oxford University, led by Professor Orazio Attanasio, Research Director at IFS, and on which Professor Alan Stein is also an applicant.

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Current job vacancies

Accounts Assistant

Salary: £26,000-£28,000
Closing date:

We are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join the team. The main purpose of the role is to ensure the efficient processing of financial transactions.

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