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Jonathan Cribb

Jonathan Cribb

Associate Director

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2020
MRes Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2014
MPhil Economics (Distinction), University of Cambridge, 2011
BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2010

Jonathan is an Associate Director at IFS and Head of the Retirement, Savings, and Ageing sector. His research is particularly focused on understanding economic activity in later life, including the timing of retirement, savings for retirement and the standard of living in old age, and how these are affected by government policies. He also undertakes research seeking to understand the determinants of economic inequalities, particularly that those that occur in the labour market, and how they are affected by the tax, benefit, and pension systems.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W22/01
We review the effects on the Covid-19 pandemic on inequalities in education, the labour market, household living standards, mental health, and wealth in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W21/48
We estimate the effect of the introduction of the UK’s National Living Wage in 2016, and increases in it up to 2019, using a new empirical method.

Reports and comment

Report
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.
Observation
At the last election, the Conservative Party manifesto committed to increasing teacher starting salaries in England to £30,000 per year by September 2022. However, to ease pressure on school budgets and the public finances, the government has now announced a freeze on teacher pay levels in England ...

Presentations

Presentation
At this IFS briefing we looked at the latest vacancies data and recent labour market trends to identify the types of workers who might find difficulty in finding suitable employment once the furlough scheme ends, and we also discussed the challenges facing the labour market in the coming months.
Presentation
At this event, IFS researchers presented the key findings from their latest flagship annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.