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Journal article | International Tax and Public Finance
This paper exploits kinks and notches in the UK personal tax schedule over a 40-year period to investigate how taxpayers respond to income tax and social security contributions. It also develops a new approach for identifying selection in who responds and for decomposing responses into hours and ...
Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
We characterize inflation dynamics during the Great Lockdown using scanner data covering millions of transactions for fast-moving consumer goods in the United Kingdom. We show that there was a significant and widespread spike in inflation.
Journal article | American Economic Review
Soda taxes aim to reduce excessive sugar consumption. We assess who are most impacted by soda taxes. We estimate demand using micro longitudinal data covering on-the-go purchases, and exploit the panel dimension to estimate individual specific preferences. We relate these preferences and ...
Journal article | Economic Inquiry
Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Yuan Liao, Myung Hwan Seo and Youngki Shin
We investigate state‐dependent effects of fiscal multipliers and allow for endogenous sample splitting to determine whether the U.S. economy is in a slack state.
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COVID-19 has uprooted many aspects of parents’ daily routines, from their jobs to their childcare arrangements.
Journal article | Journal of the European Economic Association
This paper uses a dataset from Tanzania with information on consumption, income and income shocks within and across family networks.
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 ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
This paper brings together evidence from various data sources and the most recent studies to describe what we know so far about the impacts of the COVID‐19 crisis on inequalities across several key domains of life, including employment and ability to earn, family life and health.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
James Banks, Heidi Karjalainen and Carol Propper
The lockdown measures that were implemented in the spring of 2020 to stop the spread of COVID‐19 are having a huge impact on economies in the UK and around the world. In addition to the direct impact of COVID‐19 on health, the following recession will have an impact on people's health outcomes.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 2
This paper examines the pre-existing and new inequalities between ethnic groups in England and Wales exposed by the economic and public health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We draw on current mortality and case data, alongside pre-crisis labour force data, to investigate the relative ...