Since its inception in 1979, Fiscal Studies has earned a reputation around the world for publishing high-quality, original research papers in a style understandable to a wide audience. Written by leading experts in public economics and fiscal policy worldwide, articles are presented in a clear and accessible format which will appeal to a broad international readership of policy makers, public finance practitioners and academic researchers.
Fiscal Studies offers readers a wide perspective on the whole spectrum of ways in which government action affects the economy. Papers published cover a broad range of topical issues of worldwide concern including studies into educational inequality, debt in low-income families and welfare-to-work programmes.
Fiscal Studies is the journal of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The journal was started by researchers at the Institute and aims to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. It seeks to provide a forum for material which is accessible to a wider audience than that of academic journals in economics. The journal's editors are drawn from among the Institute's own research staff and from its Fellows and Associates, leading academics in the field.