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Our working papers include policy-relevant material intended for academic publication. The series is edited by Pedro Carneiro and Ian Preston.

ISSN: 1742-0415

IFS Working Paper W21/37
Manuel Arellano, Stéphane Bonhomme, Micole De Vera, Laura Hospido and Siqi Wei
In this paper we use administrative data from the social security to study income dynamics and income risk inequality in Spain between 2005 and 2018.
IFS Working Paper W21/36
Gabriella Conti, Stavros Poupakis, Peter Ekamper, Govert E. Bijwaard and L.H. Lumey
This paper investigates impacts, mechanisms and selection effects of prenatal exposure to multiple shocks, by exploiting the unique natural experiment of the Dutch Hunger Winter.
IFS Working Paper W21/35
Fernando M. Aragón, Diego Restuccia and Juan Pablo Rud
This paper shows that using yields may not be informative of the relationship between farm size and productivity in the context of small-scale farming.
IFS Working Paper W21/34
Aline Bütikofer, Rita Ginja, Fanny Landaud and Katrine Loken
Although many students suffer from anxiety and depression, and often identify school pressure and concerns about their futures as the main reasons for their worries, little is known about the consequences of a selective school environment on students’ mental health.
IFS Working Paper W21/33
Benjamin Friedrich, Lisa Laun, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri
We use matched employer-employee data from Sweden to study the role of the firm in affecting the stochastic properties of wages.
IFS Working Paper W21/32
To understand the household decision-making process regarding food expenditures for children in poor households in Nairobi, we conduct an experiment with 424 married couples.
IFS Working Paper W21/31
We present a methodology for the structural empirical analysis of household consumption and time use behaviour under marital stability.
IFS Working Paper W21/30
This paper studies the design of sin taxes when firms exercise market power.
IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability different jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.
IFS Working Paper W21/28
Mark Regan and Barra Roantree
This paper provides evidence that finishing school when labour markets are weak leads to poor subsequent labour market prospects, particularly those leaving school at younger ages.