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Matthew Wakefield

Matthew Wakefield

International Research Fellow


PhD Economics, University College London, 2009
PhM Economics, St Johns College, 2000
BA Hons Politics, Philosophy and Economics (1st), St Johns College, 1998

Matthew is an International Research Fellow of the IFS. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W17/29
We look at how strongly shocks to asset values affect labour supply, using Italian data.
Journal article | Economica
We investigate whether different ages of first-time house buying lead to persistent differences in homeownership between cohorts.

Reports and comment

External publication
We estimate marginal propensities to consume from wealth shocks for Italian households in the early part of the Great Recession. Large asset price shocks in 2008 underpin an IV estimator. A euro fall in risky financial wealth resulted in cuts in annual total (non‐durable) consumption of 8.5‐ 9 ...
This Commentary provides an assessment of the number of individuals likely to be affected by forthcoming reforms to private pensions.


This presentation was given at the event, The default solution to a pensions crisis?