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Public Economics Lecture Day


The IFS organised our annual Public Economics Lectures Day on the 10th January 2020. The lectures are given by IFS researchers who are experts in different fields of public economics and on different areas of government policy. They are designed to be of particular interest to undergraduates and masters students in economics and related disciplines. Each of the lectures explores economic issues underlying an area of government policy, applying the tools of economics to give better understanding of the issue, and exploring recent economic research in this area.

You can watch the presentations and download the slides below:

Taxes, benefits, and labour supply

Inequality and poverty

  • Slides coming soon

Health, social insurance and the role of the state

The economics of higher education

The economics of early childhood development

Designing taxes to discourage harmful behaviour

Indirect taxation

The ageing population and pensions: will we cope?