MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2020
BA Economics and Management (1st class), University of Oxford, 2016
Ben joined the IFS in 2017. His work has two main strands. The first is research into the design, performance and distributional implications of the health and social care system. The second is detailed analysis of UK government fiscal policy and spending decisions. Since 2021, he has also been an editor of the IFS Green Budget, which examines the major economic challenges and policy trade-offs facing the Chancellor ahead of the Budget each year. Before joining the IFS, Ben worked in the private sector as an actuarial consultant.