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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

IFS immediate reaction to the Prime Minister's announcement about social care.
Briefing note
This short briefing note sets out what we know about those excluded from the government's Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and what options the government has for extending it to them.


The pandemic has had profound consequences for incomes, spending, saving, and financial distress. In this event we brought together evidence from a number of recent pieces of research which use bank account data to shed light on these issues.
Each year early career economists at IFS deliver a day of public economics talks, aimed at A-level and undergraduate students who have an interest in economics or might want to pursue a career in public policy research. As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, we live streamed a ...