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Press release
Rachel Griffith of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and made a CBE for her services to economic policy.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP23/15
Random utility models are widely used to study consumer choice. The vast majority of applications make strong assumptions about the marginal utility of income, which restricts income effects, demand curvature and pass-through. The authors show that flexibly modeling income effects can be important, ...
Journal article | Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Shocks to world commodity prices and the depreciation of sterling led to a large increase in the price of food in the UK. It also resulted in large changes in the relative prices of different foods. The authors document these changes, and consider how they affected the composition of households’ ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2014
The authors discuss the sources of corporate profits, and specifically corporate taxable profits. They relate these components of profits to the ways that corporate taxes can change incentives to invest or exert effort, and discuss some implications for policy.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP40/14
This paper uses comprehensive patent data from the European Patent Office and a multiple spells duration model to provide estimates that suggest that the impact of market frictions are substantial.
This paper was presented at the EEA-ESEM conference in Toulouse (25th August 2014).
External publication
This study examines British households to assess how they have adjusted to changes in the economic environment.
In 2003 the UK Government set a target of reducing the average salt intake of adults to 6g per day. It adopted a two pronged salt reduction strategy, encouraging voluntary product reformulation by the food industry and simultaneously running a consumer awareness campaign that highlighted the ...
IFS Working Paper W14/15
We study the recent decline in dietary salt intake in the UK, and show that it was entirely attributable to product reformulation by firms.
This presentation was given at the Australian Conference of Economists in Tasmania, July 2014.