IFS Deaton Review

Inequalities in the 21st Century: Introducing the IFS Deaton Review


In a five-year review chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, officially launched May 14, 2019, the United Kingdom's Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) intends not just to describe inequalities – in income, wealth, health, social mobility, political participation and more – but to understand what causes them and to offer concrete policy proposals to tackle them. The interdisciplinary expert panel led by Sir Angus is comprised of world leaders in economics, sociology, philosophy, political science and epidemiology.

Full details can be found on the IFS Deaton Review website, including an Introductory Report that sets out key background facts, questions and puzzles that are being addressed.

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IFS Launch Press Release (May 14, 2019)

Deaton Presentation at IFS Review Launch Event (video, May 14, 2019)

Inequality in America has lessons for Britain: Opinion piece written by Sir Angus Deaton (Financial Times, May 14, 2019 - access may be restricted)