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Isaac Delestre

Isaac Delestre

Research Economist


MPhil in Economics, University of Cambridge (Queens' College), 2019

Graduate Diploma in Economics, Birkbeck College, 2018

BA in English Literature, University of Oxford (Wadham College), 2013

Isaac joined the IFS in 2019 and works in the Taxation sector. His current work focuses on the taxation of high-income individuals and closely-held corporate entities, as well as the impact of tax design on income and wealth inequality.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

The Chancellor has cut taxes temporarily in response to COVID-19 but tax rises on a historic scale are planned from April.
The IFS Green Budget looks at the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the Chancellor aims to secure a lasting recovery and deliver on the Government’s other objectives and priorities.


As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, IFS delivered a public economic talk on "The economics of higher education" aimed at final year undergraduates studying economics.
Solving climate change will entail innovation, substantial behavioural change, and considerable economic cost. What is the current state of UK environmental policy, what more needs to be done, and how can we ensure a fair transition to net zero?