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Arun Advani

Arun Advani

Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2017
MRes Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2010
BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2009

Arun is a Research Fellow in TAXDEV at IFS, working on issues of tax administration in developing countries, as well as a Researcher in TARC studying tax compliance in the UK. Previously his work at IFS focused on environmental taxation and energy use. 

Arun is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick. He has a PhD in Economics from University College London. From 2011-13 he was an Associate Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, where he taught microeconomics.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W22/06
This paper examines measurement error in the share of income going to the top 1% (and other subgroups) that comes from estimation of the denominator.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies Special Issue on a Wealth Tax: Time for Another Look?
We show that wealth inequality in the UK is high and has increased slightly over the past decade as financial asset prices have increased in the wake of the financial crisis.

Reports and comment

Observation
Carbon pricing can be a powerful tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What are the risks and opportunities from such policies in developing countries?
Observation
October 5th is the deadline for big companies to report their gender pay gaps. In 2019 – before the pandemic disrupted data collection – women were paid 16% less per hour than men on average. The gap in average annual earnings was even larger, at 37%, since women are much more likely to work ...

Presentations

Presentation
Dame Angela Eagle MP and leading experts in tax discussed whether the UK should make more use of taxes on wealth. Even if the overall tax take doesn’t rise, should more be raised from wealth for distributional reasons? And, if we are to tax wealth more, should this be achieved by reforming ...
Presentation
This event launched a new project investigating the desirability and feasibility of a wealth tax in the UK. The format was short presentations setting out the evolution of UK wealth and the possible rationales and difficulties of introducing a wealth tax followed by a discussion.