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Top income inequality and tax policy

Book Chapter
Concerns about how much income ‘the rich’ have, the activities from which it is derived, and how much tax is paid on it are central to debates about inequality.

7 April 2022

The Economic Journal

Price floors and externality correction

Journal article

We evaluate the impact of a price floor for alcohol introduced in Scotland in 2018, using a difference-in-differences strategy with England as a contr

31 January 2022

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Price floors and externality correction

Working Paper

We study the introduction of a price floor for alcohol that is aimed at correcting for negative consumption externalities. Policy effectiveness depend

20 November 2020

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Could restricting junk food advertising reduce obesity?


Reports suggest that the government is planning on introducing new measures to tackle obesity, including a ban on television advertising of food and drink products that are high in fat, sugar or salt before the 9pm watershed.

27 July 2020