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Adam Salisbury

Adam Salisbury

Research Economist


MSc Economics for Development (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2018

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Class), University of Oxford, 2016

Adam joined the IFS in October 2020 and works primarily on human capital development in developing countries. Current projects include estimating the medium run impacts of an RCT in Rajasthan that sought to target restrictive gender norms, and estimating classroom peer effects from an RCT run in Ecuador, which randomly assigned primary school children to different classrooms after every school year. Before joining the IFS, Adam was an ODI Fellow in the Zanzibar Minsitry of Education and Vocational Training.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/4
This report analyses how these differences in school reopenings affected the learning experiences of English school children. To examine this, we leverage a unique panel of data, allowing us to observe how learning changed between April/May and June/July for around 650 school-aged children in ...

Reports and comment

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.
In this report, we examine how the learning experiences of English school children evolved over the course of the first 12 months of disruption, from the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 until the end of the second period of school closures in March 2021.