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Presentations given at IFS and external events can be found here. Some will include video footage of the event.

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Education spending: resourced for levelling up?


The next few years are likely to be particularly challenging for schools, colleges, universities and nurseries. This event examined how education spending can be best set to support levelling up and narrow inequalities.

30 November 2021

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Early years inequalities in the wake of the pandemic


There are important inequalities in the development of children well before they start school. By forcing nurseries to close and dramatically altering the lives of most families with young children, the pandemic may have exacerbated existing inequalities and possibly created new ones.

26 November 2021


The economics of higher education


As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, IFS delivered a public economic talk on "The economics of higher education" aimed at final year undergraduates studying economics.

22 November 2021

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Health and social care: what are the challenges after COVID?


What are the likely pressures on the NHS going forward - not just from COVID-19, but also from an ageing population? How much funding might be needed to meet these? And will the government's latest reforms really be enough to 'fix' social care?

22 November 2021


What's the impact of trade on inequality?


The growth of international trade has had profound effects on the labour markets and even the politics of high-income countries. This online event focused on what economists have learned about how trade affects inequality in rich countries over the past two decades.

17 November 2021

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The curse of graduating during a recession


This lecture will cover what we learned from the last big economic crisis in 2008, and what it can teach us about the prospects for people graduating during Covid.

15 November 2021

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The price we pay for carbon: can taxes take us to net zero?


Solving climate change will entail innovation, substantial behavioural change, and considerable economic cost. What is the current state of UK environmental policy, what more needs to be done, and how can we ensure a fair transition to net zero?

9 November 2021

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Why are pensions important?


As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, IFS delivered a public economic talk on "Why are pensions important?" aimed at A-level and undergraduate students who have an interest in economics or might want to pursue a career in public policy research.

1 November 2021

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Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: IFS analysis


Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday 27 October. IFS researchers presented their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances, spending on public services, and the tax and the benefit system today, Thursday 28 October at a livestreamed press briefing.

28 October 2021

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IFS Green Budget 2021


The IFS Green Budget 2021, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, analysed the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, its economic legacy, and the big decisions confronting Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he prepares for his upcoming Budget and Spending Review.

12 October 2021

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Jobs for all? What happens when the furlough scheme ends


At this IFS briefing we looked at the latest vacancies data and recent labour market trends to identify the types of workers who might find difficulty in finding suitable employment once the furlough scheme ends, and we also discussed the challenges facing the labour market in the coming months.

30 September 2021

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A wealth tax to help pay for Covid? (Labour Party Conference fringe event)


Dame Angela Eagle MP and leading experts in tax discussed whether the UK should make more use of taxes on wealth. Even if the overall tax take doesn’t rise, should more be raised from wealth for distributional reasons? And, if we are to tax wealth more, should this be achieved by reforming current taxes, such as those on property, capital gains and inheritances?

28 September 2021

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What's wrong with inequality?


At this event, our speakers presented new work undertaken for the ground-breaking IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, examining people’s attitudes towards inequalities and how these fit with different traditions of philosophical thought on the topic.

23 September 2021

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Major economic challenges: Demographics


This is the third in a series of online events looking in detail at the three major economic challenges identified by the Tirole-Blanchard Commission, featuring presentations by Axel Börsch-Supan, Claudia Diehl, and Carol Propper.

22 September 2021