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Our working papers include policy-relevant material by staff at the institute and by its associates intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W22/16
This paper provides novel evidence on the trade-off between public service delivery and free riding in low- and middle-income countries.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP09/22
We compare two approaches to using information about the signs of structural shocks at specific dates within a structural vector autoregression (SVAR): imposing ‘narrative restrictions’ (NR) on the shock signs in an otherwise set-identified SVAR; and casting the information about the shock ...
IFS Working Paper W22/15
We propose an alternative borrow-to-invest motive by which house price gains affect household spending on residential investment.
IFS Working Paper W22/14
This paper uses a life cycle model to study the welfare implications of reforms to U.S. Disability Insurance (DI) while accounting for household self-insurance.
IFS Working Paper W22/13
We specify and estimate a lifecycle model of consumption, housing demand and labor supply in an environment where individuals may file for bankruptcy or default on their mortgage.
IFS Working Paper W22/12
We study earnings and income inequality in Britain over the 25 years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IFS Working Paper W22/11
This paper uses a life cycle model to study the welfare implications of reforms to U.S. Disability Insurance (DI) while accounting for household self-insurance.
IFS Working Paper W22/10
Reported transfer intentions in response to windfalls suggest that public payments crowd out private transfers, partly accounting for the higher MPCs in the public windfall case.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP07/22
Economists are obsessed with rankings of institutions, journals, or scholars according to the value of some feature of interest.
IFS Working Paper W22/09
We draw on a cluster RCT in rural India of a sanitation labelled microcredit program, implemented by chance around the onset of a large sanitation policy comprising partial subsidies – Swacch Bharat or ‘Clean India’ Mission.