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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 W20/27
We examine the distributional consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers on wages in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.

Reports and comment

Report
The IFS Deaton Review was launched to understand the causes of economic and social inequalities, and their effects on societies and on our political discourse. Such an analysis is particularly important for the economics and politics of trade policy: trade and globalisation can have important ...
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 ...

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.
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Report
Alex Davenport, David Dorn and Peter Levell
The IFS Deaton Review was launched to understand the causes of economic and social inequalities, and their effects on societies and on our political discourse. Such an analysis is particularly important for the economics and politics of trade policy: trade and globalisation can have important ...
Press release
Attitudes towards trade deteriorated before the 2008 financial crisis but have rebounded since.
IFS Working Paper W20/27
We examine the distributional consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers on wages in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.
Press release
The government needs to carefully consider whether and how to stimulate the economy after the coronavirus crisis.
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 ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
This paper discusses problems in interpreting the CPI as a measure of how the cost of living is changing during the lockdown.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
The spread of COVID‐19, and international measures to contain it, are having a major impact on economic activity in the UK. In this paper, we describe how this impact has varied across industries, using data on share prices of firms listed on the London Stock Exchange, and how well targeted ...
Press release
New analysis of pre-lockdown commuting patterns explores what they tell us about who would be affected by continued social distancing on public transport, and how policy can ease public transport congestion under continued social distancing.
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.