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Martin O'Connell

Martin O'Connell

International Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2015
MSc Economics (Distinction), London School of Economics, 2008
MA Financial Economics (1st Class), University of St Andrews, 2007

Martin is an International Research Fellow of IFS and Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He was previously Deputy Research Director of IFS, and head of the Industrial Organisation and Demand sector. His research interests include empirical IO, public economics and applied microeconometrics.

Journal articles

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 42, Issue 2
We study consumer spending dynamics during one such time, the first infection wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, using household scanner data covering fast-moving consumer goods in the United Kingdom.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 3
We use real‐time scanner data in Great Britain during the COVID‐19 pandemic to investigate the drivers of the inflationary spike at the beginning of lockdown and to quantify the impact of high‐frequency changes in shopping behaviours and promotions on inflation measurement.

Working papers

IFS Working Paper W21/30
This paper studies the design of sin taxes when firms exercise market power.
IFS Working Paper W21/18
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant changes in where people work, eat and socialise. We use novel data on the food and non-alcoholic drink purchases from stores, takeaways, restaurants and other outlets to quantify the impact of the pandemic on the diets of a large, representative panel of ...

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation given at Wellcome Trust seminar.
Presentation
This presentation was given by Martin O'Connell at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar on 27 April 2017.