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Ella Johnson-Watts

Ella Johnson-Watts

Research Officer


MSc Economics (Distinction), UCL, 2019

BSc Economics (1st Class), University of Bristol, 2018

Ella joined the IFS in 2020 and works accross two sectors. The first is the Income, Work and Welfare sector, where her current research focuses on economic inequalities in the labour market. The second is the Education and Skills sector, where her research focuses on the impact of early childhood interventions and the interaction between early years health and development. Before joining the IFS she worked as an economist in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability different jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
We address questions around vacancies and labour shortages by bringing together fine-grained data on the demand and supply sides of the labour market up to the summer of 2021.