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Luke Sibieta

Luke Sibieta

Research Fellow

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2008

BSc Economics (1st Class), London School of Economics, 2005

Luke is a Research Fellow attached to the Education, Employment and Evaluation sector. His general research interests include education policy, political economy and poverty and inequality. In the recent past, he has conducted research into the following specific areas: school funding; the impact of the home learning environment on child outcomes; trends in top incomes; trends in child poverty and income inequality; and the politics of tax policy.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 36, No. 3, September 2015
This article looks at School Spending in England 2010–15.
IFS Working Paper W15/10
School funding per pupil increased substantially between 1999-00 and 2012-13 in England. In this paper, we decompose these increases in funding per pupil into the amount explained by quantities of different types of staff per pupil, their price and changes in non-staffing costs.

Reports and comment

Observation
In this observation we look at the arguments to consider when assessing the merits of the large injection of education spending.
Briefing note
This briefing note describes the range and level of COVID-related spending on education in England.

Presentations

Presentation
Further and higher education providers face severe resource challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this event, IFS researchers and panellists Philip Augar and Mary Curnock Cook analysed these challenges.
Presentation
IFS researchers presented the key findings from their second annual report on education spending in England, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, providing consistent measures of day-to-day spending per pupil in England across the four main stages of education stretching back to the early 1990s.
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Observation
In this observation we look at the arguments to consider when assessing the merits of the large injection of education spending.
Press release
The government has committed to spend about £4.3 billion on education in England in response to the pandemic over the two years 2020–21 and 2021–22. However, about £1.3 billion or 30% of this supposedly additional money is currently due to be funded from underspending or from existing ...
Briefing note
This briefing note describes the range and level of COVID-related spending on education in England.
Press release
The government has sought to make reforming adult education and skills policy a key priority, with the recent White Paper seeking to communicate the government’s strategy. However, many key details are missing or left to further consultation. Rather than just another statement of good intentions, ...
Briefing note
In this briefing note, we assess the key policy announcements made in the White Paper around the funding of post-18 education. The White Paper itself is broad in scope and includes discussions of many potential areas of reform.
External publication
Rachael Archer, John Higton, Luke Sibieta and Imran Tahir
The Social Mobility Commission investigated the drivers of socio-economic differences in post-16 course choices and their likely social mobility consequences.
Press release
In a new IFS observation, Luke Sibieta, Research Fellow at the IFS, sets out the potential long-run costs of lost schooling. The figures are extremely large and are not intended as precise estimates. Instead, they are intended to illustrate the scale of potential costs and risks we face, and the ...
Observation
By the time the pandemic is over, most children across the UK will have missed over half a year of normal, in person schooling.
Report
In our annual series of reports on education spending, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we bring together data on education spending per student across the life cycle and provide analysis about the major issues facing different sectors.
Presentation
Further and higher education providers face severe resource challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this event, IFS researchers and panellists Philip Augar and Mary Curnock Cook analysed these challenges.