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Joseph Woods

Joseph Woods

Joe recently joined IFS on secondment from HM Treasury and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector. His work includes analysis of benefit policy and its effect on the income distribution. Before HM Treasury he worked at the Department for Work and Pensions. 

Academic outputs

Journal article | Economics Letters
Income inequality, as well as the impact of tax and benefit reforms on it, has typically been evaluated with respect to ‘snapshot’ incomes, measured over short periods such as one week or year.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
In this research we investigate who wins and loses from universal credit, and by how much. For the first time, we also look at the effects of universal credit on people’s incomes over eight years of their lives, rather than just at a point in time. This lets us look at the impact on those that ...