Martin O'Connell

Dr Martin O'Connell

Associate Director

Education:

PhD Economics, University College London, 2015
MSc Economics (Distinction), London School of Economics, 2008
MA Financial Economics (1st Class), University of St Andrews, 2007

ORCID: 0000-0002-0048-0716

Martin is an Associate Director of IFS, and head of the Industrial Organisation and Demand sector. His research interests include empirical IO, public economics and applied microeconometrics. He joined the IFS in 2008.

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Proposed changes to alcohol taxation are small beer

| Observations

The government has recently consulted on the structure of alcohol taxes. This consultation focuses on two issues: (i) the introduction of a new still cider and perry band that would increase the tax on products below 7.5% ABV, and (ii) the introduction of a new still wine band that would reduce the tax on products between 5.5% and 8.5% ABV. In this Observation we summarise our main points from our response to the consultation.

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