Rachel Griffith
Professor Rachel Griffith
Deputy Research Director

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

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, was elected to serve as President of the European Economic Association in 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.

The importance of product reformulation versus consumer choice in improving diet quality

| IFS Working Papers

We study the recent decline in dietary salt intake in the UK, and show that it was entirely attributable to product reformulation by firms.

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