Rachel Griffith

Professor Rachel Griffith

Deputy Research Director


PhD "Taxes, the location of multinationals and productivity: an empirical analysis using panel data," Keele University 1999
MSc Econometrics and Forecasting, City of London Polytechnic, 1991
BA magna cum laude, Economics, University of Massachusetts, 1985

Rachel is a Deputy Research Director at IFS. Her research considers the relationship between government policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to empirical industrial organisation, the retail food sector, nutrition, innovation, productivity and corporate tax.

She is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, a Fellow of the British Academy, Editor of the Economic Journal, President of the European Economic Association (2015) and a Research Fellow of CEPR. She currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant on the Microeconomic Analysis of Prices, Food and Nutrition (see her website for details). Rachel has served as a director of the Review of Economic Studies. Rachel was awarded a CBE in 2015 for her services to economic policy.

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Shopping around: how households adjusted food spending over the Great Recession

| IFS Working Papers

Over the Great Recession UK households reduced real food expenditure. The authors show that they were able to maintain the number of calories that they purchased, and the nutritional quality of these calories, by adjusting their shopping behaviour.

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