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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.
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IFS Working Paper W20/25
Researchers are often interested in the relationship between two variables, with no single data set containing both.
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 ...
Press release
The government needs to carefully consider whether and how to stimulate the economy after the coronavirus crisis.
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.
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.
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Journal article | Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers
Briefing note
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented social distancing measures around the world to contain the spread of the virus. The UK has, like many countries, effectively closed down entire sectors of its economy and severely limited activity in many other sectors. This curtailing of activity is ...
Observation
The spread of COVID-19 has led to sweeping changes in the way households work, spend their time and shop. This has led to large changes in spending patterns and, in some cases, rapid price changes. How will changes such as these be reflected in headline inflation measures such as the Consumer ...
Briefing note
Many households are experiencing falls in their income as a result of the economic and health policy responses to the coronavirus crisis – often sharp falls. What they normally spend their money on will matter for how well they can weather this storm. If a household typically spends much of its ...
Press release
The current crisis will have a big effect on the incomes of a lot of people, but it will also affect their spending. New analysis shows how dramatic these changes in spending might be, and how they differ according to household income.