Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Senior Research Economist


2012-2014 MSc. Economics (Distinction), University College London.

2008-2011 BA. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (First Class Honours), University of Oxford.

ORCID: 0000-0003-4351-5015

Kate joined the IFS in 2011. Her research interests are in public economics, applied microeconometrics and microeconomic theory. She is currently involved in a large research project that studies consumer and firm behaviour in the retail market.

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Will paying more for alcohol and fizzy drinks make us healthier?

| Newspaper Article

An anti-obesity drive is about to see a tax introduced on sugary drinks across the UK, while Scotland is set to impose a minimum price on alcohol to target problem drinking. But does making unhealthy products more expensive persuade people to make "better" choices? And what are the trade-offs associated with doing so?

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