Liam Carson

Liam Carson is a Country Economist at IGC Uganda. He holds an MSc in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham. Before joining the IGC, Liam worked for several years as an Emerging Markets Economist at the consultancy Capital Economics. He then undertook a two-year ODI Fellowship as a Senior Economist in the Tax Policy Department of the Ugandan Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. During his time there, he modelled the revenue and socioeconomic implications associated with potential new tax measures, providing policy recommendations to feed into the budget.

Liam’s research interests are in development economics, macroeconomics, as well as tax policy and compliance.

Content by Liam Carson
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Responding to imported inflation in Uganda: Distributional impacts and policy options

    Inflation is ravaging the world, driven by a combination of post-pandemic supply chain disruptions, a rebound in global demand, and the war in Ukraine. The first round-effects of the global inflation surge in Uganda have occurred via jumps in the prices of seven principal commodities, delivering particularly adverse hits to the incomes of the poor. As a small open...

    14 Jun 2022 | Liam Carson, Harriet Conron, Richard Newfarmer