MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2004
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2001
Stuart joined the IFS in 2001 and works in the Tax sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; VAT; property taxation; small business taxation; savings and wealth taxation; motoring taxation; tax credits; universal credit; disability benefits; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.