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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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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 control group.

31 January 2022

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The cost of living crunch

We examine the rising cost of living, its impacts on different kinds of households, and the mitigation measures available to the government.

12 January 2022