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Ben Zaranko

Ben Zaranko

Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2020

BA Economics and Management (1st class), University of Oxford, 2016

Ben joined the IFS as a Research Economist in 2017. His work focuses on the public finances, with a particular focus on public spending, and on the health and social care system. Current research projects include analysis of the impact of cuts to social care spending on hospitals, an investigation of socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare utilisation, and a study into the effects of disruptions to teams of nursing staff. Before joining the IFS, Ben worked in the private sector as an actuarial consultant.

Academic outputs

Journal article
This paper examines the impact of changes in public long-term care spending on the use of public hospitals among the older population in England.
IFS Working Paper W20/40
This paper examines the impact of changes in public long-term care spending on the use of public hospitals among the older population in England, and the cost and quality of this care.

Reports and comment

Observation
If history repeats itself, the ‘temporary’ increases in NHS funding announced this week could end up permanently swallowing up the money raised by the tax rise, leaving little available for social care.
Observation
IFS immediate reaction to the Prime Minister's announcement about social care.

Presentations

Presentation
IFS researchers presented their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements at an online briefing the day after the 2020 Spending Review.
Presentation
This year's Spending Review is likely to be the most difficult to date. At this event, Ben Zaranko looked ahead to the upcoming Spending Review, and outlined the options, opportunities and challenges facing the Chancellor. He was joined by Graham Atkins from IfG, who looked at the impact of Covid ...