Rachel Griffith

Professor Rachel Griffith

Research Director

Education:

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 Research Director of the IFS. She is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, a Fellow of the British Academy, Editor of the Economic Journal and a Research Fellow of CEPR. Rachel won the Birgit Grodal award in 2014 and was awarded a CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 for services to economic policy.
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.

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Gluttony and sloth? Calories, labour market activity and the rise of obesity (forthcoming)

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The rise in obesity has largely been attributed to an increase in calorie consumption. We show that offi cial government household survey data indicate that calories have declined in England between 1980 and 2013; while there has been an increase in calories from food out at restaurants, fast food, soft drinks and confectionery, overall there has been a decrease in total calories purchased.

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