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Consumption and prices

Our work in this area looks at how consumers respond to price signals and other incentives to change their borrowing, saving and spending behaviour, as well as how different households' welfare is affected by inflation and changes in indirect taxes.

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Salt mine

The materials that shape our economy

Podcast
In this episode, we speak with Ed Conway, Economics Editor at Sky News and author of a new book Material World: The Making of Civilisation.

13 September 2023

Working Paper Cover Page

Targeting taxes on local externalities

Working Paper
We consider optimal anonymous consumption taxes in situations where the magnitude of an externality varies with individuals who cause it.

14 August 2023

Grocery shop

Poverty

Report
We investigate recent trends in poverty, and government policies aimed at alleviating it.

13 July 2023

Fruit and vegetable aisle in supermarket

What's wrong with inflation?

Podcast
Inflation continues to affect the UK economy - we speak to two experts on inflation who explain the bigger picture.

10 May 2023

Downing Street

Mini-Budget 2022 and follow-up

Collection
Analysis of the government's tax and spending plans - and follow-up - announced as part of the mini-Budget.

17 October 2022

Houses of Parliament

IFS Green Budget 2022

Collection
Policy analysis from our IFS Green Budget 2022, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and in partnership with Citi.

11 October 2022