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Laura Blow
Senior Research Economist
Education:

M.Phil. Economics, Oxford University, 1994
B.A. Economics, Cambridge University, 1991

Laura works in the consumption and saving research sector. She joined IFS in 1994. Her research interests include the analysis of households' consumption behaviour and welfare, and environmental economics.

Cash by any other name? Evidence on labeling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment

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We study the UK Winter Fuel Payment, a cash transfer to older households. On average households spend 47% of the WFP on fuel. If the payment were treated as cash, we would expect households to spend 3% of the payment on fuel.

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