Fixing society with data

Richard Blundell of University College London talks about the use of microdata to inform policy. There has been an enormous expansion of data available to examine how families and individuals evolve during their lifetime in the labour market. For example it provides information on the trade-off between welfare/tax credit and minimum wage policies - if minimum wage policies are followed by reductions in working hours they will be ineffctive unless complemented by welfare/tax credit policies.



Topics:  Labour markets Welfare state and social Europe

Tags:  data, Inequality, tax credits, Labour Markets, minimum wage

David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy, University College London and Director, and ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey

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