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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

External publication
In this paper, we look at why a global deal on global tax reforms was needed, explain how the reforms are likely to work in practice and set out the potential impacts of the global deal, with a focus on lower-income countries.
External publication
Increasing vehicle use throughout Africa has potentially large social, economic and environmental costs, particularly in urban areas caused by congestion, accidents and pollution. New research suggests that vehicle taxes in the region commonly fail to address these issues, which are applied ...


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