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Alex Davenport

Alex Davenport

Research Economist


BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2019

Alex joined the IFS in 2019 and works in the Industrial Organisation and Demand sector. His current work focuses on the impacts of trade and globalisation on wages and inequality, as well as the long-term effects of deindustrialisation in the UK.


Briefing note
The measures taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, resulting from both policy and consumers’ changes in behaviour, have had major impacts on consumer spending patterns. In this briefing note, we explore how consumer spending has evolved, both during lockdown and in the recovery phase since.
The IFS Green Budget 2020, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, analyses the huge economic trauma since the March Budget, the much heightened uncertainty over the path of the economy in coming years, and the big decisions confronting Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he ...

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At this event, IFS researchers presented the findings of two chapters of the 2020 IFS Green Budget, addressing the big questions around the 2020 Spending Review and ‘levelling up’.