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Peter Levell

Peter Levell

Senior Research Economist

Education

PhD, University College London, 2019

MSc Economics, London School of Economics, 2009

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

 

Peter joined the IFS in September 2009. He has published several papers on the microeconomics of household spending and labour supply decisions over the life-cycle. He has also written about the measurement and impact of inflation and is a member of the ONS Technical Advisory Panel on Consumer Prices. He obtained his PhD in Economics from UCL in 2019.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers

Reports and comment

Briefing note
Reports indicate the government is considering a temporary cut in VAT to stimulate consumer demand, possibly targeted at sectors such as tourism and restaurants. Overall the case for a temporary VAT cut now is mixed. It could provide an important fillip to consumer demand if implemented under the ...
Briefing note
This report looks at normal (pre-lockdown) commuting patterns, what they tell us about who would be affected by continued social distancing on public transport, and what they tell us about how policy can ease public transport congestion in a world of continued social distancing.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given by Peter Levell as part of the "A look ahead to the March 2020 Budget" preview briefing.
Presentation
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.