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Max Warner

Max Warner

Research Economist


BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2020

Max joined the IFS in 2020 as a research economist in the Healthcare Sector, with a focus on the NHS labour force. Current projects include analysing the impacts of pension taxation on doctors' labour supply and patient outcomes, and the effects of the junior doctor strikes on hospital organisation.

Academic outputs

Journal article
We sought to determine whether areas with higher levels of socioeconomic deprivation or larger ethnic minority populations saw larger falls in emergency and planned admissions in England.

Reports and comment

More than 6 million people are now on an NHS waiting list. This backlog is expected to rise further and won’t be cleared during this parliament.
Millions of people missed out on hospital care during the pandemic, but still haven’t come forward to join the waiting list. Where are they?


What are the likely pressures on the NHS going forward - not just from COVID-19, but also from an ageing population? How much funding might be needed to meet these? And will the government's latest reforms really be enough to 'fix' social care?