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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'
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Stuart Adam, David Phillips and Barra Roantree
Andrew Hood contributed an article to this bulletin titled 'The changing generosity of private pension provision and its differential effects across generations'
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There have been calls for restrictions on junk food advertising to tackle rising rates of obesity around the world. This column examines the likely effect of a ban on potato crisp advertising. Results suggest that the total quantity of crisps sold would fall by around 15% in the presence of a ban, ...
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Governments have long used taxation to correct for the socially costly overconsumption of alcohol, but as the external cost of overconsumption varies across drinkers, a single tax rate is not optimal. This column argues that variation in preferences for different products and in price ...
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Public sector pay has been squeezed since public spending cuts began to take effect from 2011, and it looks set to be squeezed even further up to 2020. However, this comes on the back of an increase in public sector wages relative to those in the private sector during the Great Recession. There is ...
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Renata Bottazzi, Serena Trucchi and Matthew Wakefield
We estimate marginal propensities to consume from wealth shocks for Italian households in the early part of the Great Recession. Large asset price shocks in 2008 underpin an IV estimator. A euro fall in risky financial wealth resulted in cuts in annual total (non‐durable) consumption of 8.5‐ 9 ...
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This report, the third and final joint report in a series by researchers at the Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, aims to shed light on the agreement by explaining the deal and assessing its likely consequences for Wales’ funding.
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Last year the government set out proposals to expand the number of grammar schools across England representing a significant shift in the education system. Such a change means costs and benefits, and there would be winners and losers writes Luke Sibieta, Programme Director of the Education and ...
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Britta Augsburg and Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes
Last year the government set out proposals to expand the number of grammar schools across England representing a significant shift in the education system. Such a change means costs and benefits, and there would be winners and losers writes Luke Sibieta, Programme Director of the Education and ...
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George Crozier, John Cullinane, Bill Dodwell, Paul Johnson, Alice Lilly, Euan McCarthy and Jill Rutter
A joint report with CIOT and the Institute for Government.
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A joint report with CIOT and the Institute for Government.
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We present a method to estimate preferences in the presence of unobserved choice set heterogeneity.