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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 W20/25
We examine the distributional consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers on wages in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W20/24
This paper estimates the importance of temptation for consumption smoothing and asset accumulation in a structural life-cycle model.
IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.
IFS Working Paper W20/23
Using a large-scale panel data set, we trace the evolution of incomes and well-being around the entry into ‘solo self-employment’ – that is, running a business without employees.
IFS Working Paper W20/22
Stephanie de Mel, Kaivan Munshi, Soenje Reiche and Hamid Sabourian
There are many economic environments in which an object is offered sequentially to prospective buyers.
IFS Working Paper W20/21
Youth unemployment in Ghana increases in parental wealth. This occurs because, without unemployment insurance, only workers with sufficiently high parental wealth can afford to remain unemployed, and do so to search for scarce, high-productivity jobs.
IFS Working Paper W20/20
Making lumpy human capital investments is difficult, particularly since returns may accrue with a significant time lag.
IFS Working Paper W20/19
In 2019, the employment rate among 25- to 64-year-olds in the UK reached 80% – the highest on record, and considerably higher than the 76% rate recorded shortly before the Great Recession.
IFS Working Paper W20/18
We analyse the pattern of work and other labour market states, such as unemployment and out-of-labour-force, over the life course, by making use of a long retrospective panel of older Europeans.
IFS Working Paper W20/17
We characterize inflation dynamics during the Great Lockdown using scanner data covering millions of transactions for fast-moving consumer goods in the United Kingdom.