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.
BA (1st Class) Economics, University of Cambridge, 2019
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 predominantly to vehicle imports rather than ownership or usage.
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.
19 October 2021 at 18:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
We are always looking for passionate full-time and part-time research economists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate scholars and summer students. This is a great opportunity to meet us, and ask question about life at IFS and our recruitment process.
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 SSA, and discusses the potential for policy options that could improve existing tax systems in the region.