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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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London housing estate

Future of the welfare state


This talk was given by Paul Johnson at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change's Future of Britain conference.

1 July 2022

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The decline of home-cooked food

Journal article

We show that observed behaviour can be rationalised by the fact that the shadow price of home-cooked food, which accounts for the fact that cooking takes time, has risen relative to the price of ready-to-eat food.

20 June 2022

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How does spending change through retirement?


At this event, IFS researchers presented the findings of new research on the spending patterns of current retirees. Following this, Carolyn Jones, Head of Pensions Policy and Strategy at the Money and Pensions Service, gave a response to the findings of the report.

19 May 2022