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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is a leading independent microeconomic research institute.  Its goal is to promote effective economic and social policies by understanding better their impact on individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances. The institute’s researchers are authoritative commentators on the public finances, tax and welfare policy, tax law, education, inequality and poverty, pensions, productivity and innovation, consumer behaviour and the evaluation of policies designed to promote development in poorer countries. For further information on the work of IFS and forthcoming events,  visit: http://www.ifs.org.uk/

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