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Rebekah Stroud

Rebekah Stroud

Research Economist


BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class Honours), University of Oxford, 2017



Rebekah joined the IFS in 2017 as a Research Economist in the Industrial Organisation and Demand sector. She is currently involved in a research project that studies the effects of advertising on fast food purchases.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

The government has launched a consultation on whether to ban the advertising of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar on television before the 9pm watershed. But the impact of such restrictions would depend on how firms change their advertising strategies following the ban.
Briefing note
Since 2007 it has not been permitted to advertise food and drink that is high in fat, salt or sugar during children's television programmes. Evidence from Ofcom suggests that in 2016 children spent 64% of their viewing time watching programmes outside children’s programming. Recent discussion ...