Policy and work in progress
This page contains work in progress and policy publications in (more or less) chronological order.
Abi-Rafeh, Rossi, Pierre Dubois, Rachel Griffith and Martin O'Connell (2023) "The effects of sin taxes and advertising restrictions in a dynamic equilibrium" CEPR DP 18527
Aghion, Bergeaud, Blundell and Griffith (2023) "Social skills and the individual wage growth of less educated workers"
CEPR DP 18456 (login required)
Web Appendix "How we construct measures of social skill using O*NET data (data and code)"
Griffith, R (2023) "The costs of obesity" IFS Report, 13 July 2023, https://ifs.org.uk/publications/costs-obesity
Costa Dias, M., J. Gathergood and R. Griffith (2021) "The gender pay gap for professors in the UK" Royal Economic Society Newsletter, July 2021
Griffith, R., V. Jenneson, J. James and A. Taylor (2021) "The impact of a tax on added sugar and salt" IFS Working Paper W21/21, 15 July 2021
Griffith, R. (2021) "How does the price of different food products vary with the healthiness of that product?" Rachel Griffith, 24 June 2021
On 14 April 2021 I gave my Presidential Lecture at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conferece "Obesity, poverty and public policy", you can watch it here
In September 2020 I visited McMaster (virtually) and gave three lectures
Price floors and externality correction
Inequalities and wage progression (The Distinguished Hooker Public Lecture)
Wage progression in low-educated jobs
Should the government control what we eat? UCL Economics Society, 15 October 2019
Communicating what economists really do, Society for Professional Economists Annual Lecture, 14 October 2019
What is Economics? British Academy Blog, 4 October 2019
"The evidence on the effects of soft drink taxes" IFS Briefing Note, 24 September 2019, with Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith and Rebecca Stroud
"The potential impacts of banning television advertising of HFSS food and drink before the watershed" Report, 28 May 2019, with Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith and Rebecca Stroud
"Children's exposure to TV advertising of food and drink" IFS briefing note, 31 May 2019, with Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith and Rebecca Stroud
"Tax design for sin goods"
Keynote lecture, IIPF, Glasgow, 21 August 2019;
CORE Lecture, Louvain-la-neuve, 24 April 2018
Keynote lecture, AFSE annual conference, Nice, 19 June 2017
Musgrave Lecture CESifo, Munich, 27 April 2017
"Sweetening the sugar tax?", IFS Observation, 16 December 2016
"Income, prices, time use and nutrition"
ZEW 9 October 2018
"Stemming the rise in obesity: the role of public policy" ECORES Lecture, Brussels, 20 April 2018
"Food choices and public policy" British Academy Review, No. 31 (Autumn 2017)
"Dismal ignorance of the "dismal science" - a response to Larry Elliott" Prospect Magazine
"State Aid Control When the Rest of the World Disagrees: Are the Tax Cases just the Tip of the Iceberg?" Video, CRA conference Brussels December 2016
"Does Starbucks Pay Enough Tax? Royal Economic Society Public Lecture 2015
"Gluttony and sloth?", European Economic Association Presidential Lecture, Mannheim, August 2015
"Offshoring of high-skilled workers is not a zero sum game" VoxEU, March 2012
"Demand for fruit and vegetables: the impact of 5 a day" Slides, AEA, January 2012
"Patent Boxes: An innovative race to the bottom?" VoxEU, June 2011
"Corporate taxes and intellectual property: simulating the effect of Patent Boxes" IFS Briefing Note BN112, Nov 2010