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Peter Levell

Peter Levell

Senior Research Economist


MSc Economics, London School of Economics, 2009

BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2008

Peter is a Senior Research Economist working in the IFS Consumption Sector. He joined the IFS in September 2009. His work focuses on the microeconomics of household spending and labour supply decisions as well as the measurement and impact of inflation.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W16/17
The distributional impact of proposed reforms plays a central role in public debates around tax and transfer policy. We show that accounting for realistic patterns of mobility in employment, earnings and household circumstances over the life-cycle greatly affects our assessment of the ...

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
It is now just over two years since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Since then, it is fair to say that there has been a confusing barrage of apparently contradictory claims about the state of the economy.
Briefing note
Once again, a rancorous debate has flared over whether the UK should remain within ‘a’ or ‘the’ customs union with the EU following Brexit. Leaving the EU Customs Union would likely create additional costs for UK firms trading with the EU. However, it would also give the UK greater freedom ...


This presentation was delivered by Peter Levell as part of an event held on 5th October where a chapter of the Green Budget 2018, "The exposure of different workers to potential trade barriers between the UK and the EU", was launched.
Peter Levell gave a public talk on the topic of "What's the price of free trade?" at the University of Manchester on 23/03/18 to an audience of over 200 people.