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Advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food and drink during children’s television programmes has been banned in the UK since 2007. The Government has recently announced that they will consult on further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt and sugar on TV.
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This research explored the prevalence of gifting in the general population and how it varied between different groups, based on a new quantitative survey was conducted with a representative sample of adults in Great Britain. The survey also explored the nature of gifting – including the number ...
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We measure the welfare distortions from endogenous quality choice in imperfectly competitive markets.
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While most applications of peer effects that use IV do include the instrument at the individual level and therefore avoid the inconsistency and bias described here, a number of papers have not done so. More generally, we have found no discussion of this issue in the literature. Given the widespread ...
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Melanie Lührmann, Marta Serra-Garcia and Joachim K. Winter
Even short financial education programmes can change how adolescents make intertemporal choices - the basis of consumption and savings decisions, and more sophisticated financial decision-making more generally.
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Polly Simpson, Lars Nesheim, Jonathan Halket and Mateusz Mysliwski
The National Infrastructure Commission commissioned a team of academics and researchers at the IFS and UCL to create a software tool that estimates how land values respond to changes in land purpose or infrastructure improvements. The tool is now available online, and this page provides some ...
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We study the effects of asymmetric information and imperfect competition in the market for small business lines of credit.
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A lab experiment is used to identify a potential accomplice effect. A potential accomplice is one with who faces the same incentives and the same moral dilemma. Complicity emerges successfully without connection or communication. Having a potential accomplice increases willingness to lie.
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Andrew Hood
Andrew Hood contributed an article to this bulletin titled 'The changing generosity of private pension provision and its differential effects across generations'