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Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir

Research Economist


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2017

BSc Government and Economics (1st Class), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016

Imran joined the IFS in 2019 and works in the Education and Skills sector. His current work focuses on the drivers of course selection for students in Further Education, as well as exploring inequalities in educational outcomes. Before joining the IFS he worked for Ofcom, UK's telecommunications regulator.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

This report looks at annual education spending in the UK.
Briefing note
In this note, we analyse how participation in and spending on 16–18 education have evolved over recent years.


This lecture will cover what we learned from the last big economic crisis in 2008, and what it can teach us about the prospects for people graduating during Covid.
The share of people staying on in education beyond the age of 18 has grown substantially in the UK since the 1980s. Yet until now, evidence on the effect of these qualifications on subsequent earnings has been limited. This event presented key findings from three pieces of research published in ...