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Public Economics

The Public Economics Programme gathers a team of dynamic researchers conducting frontier work on inequality and public policies. Our areas of expertise are, among others, on the design of tax and transfer programs, the future of social insurance, the provision of public goods, the dynamics of gender inequality and the role of behavioural frictions for public policy.

The Programme regularly welcomes short- and long-term visitors to work with established faculty. The Programme, with its joint activities with UCL and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, as well as with the Paris School of Economics and the Institut des Politiques Publiques, is part of an active and internationally-renowned public economics research community in London and in Europe.

We also run a pre-doctoral research assistance programme, for promising young students who want to gain research experience and exposure before joining a doctoral programme. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the ERC starting grants #679704 and #716485.