Working to make government more effective

Thomas Pope

Deputy Chief Economist

Tom is the deputy chief economist and works within the public finances team. He leads the Institute’s work on levelling up and leads and contributes to projects on public services, fiscal policy and regulation.  

Tom has an MSc in economics and was previously an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, working on tax policy and public finances, before joining IfG in 2019. 

All work

02 APR 2024 Insight paper

Where next for levelling up?

This short paper highlights five key challenges that any government seeking to reduce regional inequalities will need to address.

29 FEB 2024 Analysis paper

Strengthening the UK’s fiscal framework

The UK’s fiscal framework, including a flawed set of rules, incentivises bad policy decisions shaped by short-termism and fictional spending plans.

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 2

Recommendations for civil service reform covering the workforce, ministers, the centre of government, policy making, digital and AI, and resilience.

16 JAN 2024 Report chapter

Whitehall Monitor 2024: Part 1

Analysis of how the civil service continued to change in 2023 - including its size, structure, turnover and budgets.