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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A new year, a new you?

| Newspaper Article

The impact of variation in diet quality across individuals on obesity and diet-related disease has received much attention, but variation in individuals’ diet quality over time less so. This column combines British data on food purchases with a model in which individual choice is driven by the influence of a healthy self and an unhealthy self to examine self-control problems in food choice.

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