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Vedanth Nair

Vedanth Nair

Research Economist


BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2019

Vedanth joined the IFS in 2020 and works in the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TaxDev). His current projects involve analysing how VAT systems vary across countries. Prior to joining the IFS, Vedanth worked in an economics consultancy.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Taxes can be used to better align the private costs and benefits of motoring with the social costs and benefits. This report sets out some key issues and policy options for ‘green’ motor taxes in SSA. It provides an overview of the principles of motor taxation, describes the policy context in ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sub-Saharan African economies hard, exacerbating debt and debt servicing cost issues that a range of countries in the region – including Ghana and Nigeria – already faced. This report examines the fiscal context in sub-Saharan Africa and the issues and options for ...


At this event, researchers presented work which considers the fiscal and tax policy challenges and opportunities facing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.