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Laurence O'Brien

Laurence O'Brien

Research Economist

Education

MPhil Economic Research (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2019

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2018

Laurence joined the IFS in 2020 as a Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. He currently works on projects related to pension savings over the lifecycle and the labour market activity of older workers. Prior to joining the IFS, he worked as a research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Report
In this report, we provide fresh evidence on the nature of paid work at older ages, how employment patterns differ for people in different circumstances and how the situation is changing over time.
Briefing note
In an ongoing programme of research, we aim to examine in detail how pension saving might be expected to change over working life, and how employees and the self-employed behave in practice.

Presentations

Presentation
At this event, researchers shared findings from two new reports, examining when individuals should save for retirement – given factors like earnings growth and children – and how employees save in practice.