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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

IFS Working Paper W22/03
This paper investigates the effect of electronic payments technology on firms’ tax compliance in a large developing economy.
Journal article
We use microsimulation models to study the effects of reduced VAT rates and exemptions on revenues, poverty and inequality. In isolation, reduced VAT rates and exemptions in six LMICs studied are poverty-reducing. They are often expensive in terms of foregone tax revenue, and in all cases richer ...

Reports and comment

External publication
Policymakers and academics alike have long argued that electronic payments may be easier to tax than cash.
External publication
Leveraging the 2016 demonetisation in India, this article shows that areas that were more impacted by the policy, experienced faster growth in electronic payments and, in turn, average sales reported to the tax authority increased.

Presentations

Presentation
At this event, researchers presented work which considers the fiscal and tax policy challenges and opportunities facing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Presentation
These presentations were given as part of a day of lectures on Public Economics to students, held at the IFS.