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Ross Warwick

Ross Warwick

Senior Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2019

BSc Economics with Study Abroad (1st Class), University of Warwick, 2016

Ross joined the IFS in 2016 and works in a couple of areas of IFS research. In the Centre for Tax Analysis for Developing Countries, he conducts research and analysis on tax and social protection systems in developing countries. Within this, he is the Country Programme Manager for the centre's work with government partners in Ghana. In addition, Ross contributes to IFS research on dimensions of inequality in the UK, including inequalities between ethnic groups.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
This paper examines the pre-existing and new inequalities between ethnic groups in England and Wales exposed by the economic and public health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We draw on current mortality and case data, alongside pre-crisis labour force data, to investigate the relative ...
IFS Working Paper W18/11
As in high-income countries, reduced rates of VAT and VAT exemptions (“preferential VAT rates”) are a common feature of indirect tax systems in LMICs. Many of the goods and services that are granted preferential rates – such as foodstuffs and kerosene – seem likely to receive such treatment ...

Reports and comment

Report
In this report, we provide a comprehensive overview of Ghana’s tax system. This is intended as a repository of key information for researchers, policymakers and the public, as well as highlighting aggregate patterns of note as a first step for identifying challenges and areas for reform.
Briefing note
In this briefing note, we review what this shift in policy means for overall aid spending, effective management of the aid budget, and the broader public finances.

Presentations

Presentation
These presentations were given as part of a day of lectures on Public Economics to students, held at the IFS.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS Green Budget 2018.