Ben Etheridge

Dr Ben Etheridge

Research Associate


PhD Economics, University College London, 2012

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2005

BA Mathematics and Philosophy (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2000

Ben joined the IFS in 2006 as a PhD scholar and is now a Research Associate, alongside his position as Lecturer at the University of Essex. His research focuses on household circumstances and behaviour. Ben has worked on the determinants of inequality, poverty measurement, and the nature of household income fluctuations.

External web page: University of Essex

Why are Households that Report the Lowest Incomes So Well-off?

| Journal Article

We document that households in the UK with extremely low measured income tend to spend much more than those with merely moderately low income. This phenomenon is evident throughout three decades worth of microdata and across different employment states, levels of education and marital statuses.

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