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Ian Walker

Ian Walker

Research Fellow

Ian is a Professor of Economics at Lancaster University. His major research interests are in the econometrics of the labour market and applied aspects of public policy issues, such as taxation and work incentives, social security issues, the analysis of risk aversion, and the relationship between parental incomes and child outcomes.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/24
Using a large and novel administrative dataset, this paper investigates variation in returns to different higher education ‘degrees’ (subject-institution combinations) in the United Kingdom.
Journal article
This paper attempts to uncover the effects of a UK welfare-to-work programme on individual wage growth by exploiting an expansion to this welfare programme.

Reports and comment

External publication
We investigate variation in early-career earnings by degree class outcome using the Depart­ment for Education’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset.
External publication
This report provides estimates of the earnings returns to completing postgraduate degrees, for British and Northern Irish students studying in Britain.