Rachel Griffith, CBE FBA
Professor of Economics, University of Manchester
Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
This page contains recent presentations, working papers and policy publications in chronological order.
"Stemming the rise in obesity: the role of public policy"
talk at HM Treasury, 5 April 2018
"Dismal ignorance of the "dismal science" - a response to Larry Elliott" Prospect Magazine, with Orazio Attanasio, Oriana Bandiera, Richard Blundell, Steve Machin and Imran Rasul
"A new year, a new you? Temptation and self-control in food purchases"
CEPR DP 12499
Slides, Vilfredo Pareto Lecture, ASSET annual conference, Algiers, October 2017
Slides, Lecture in Honour of Leonid Hurwicz, Warsaw, 3 July 2017
"Food choices and public policy"
British Academy Review, No. 31 (Autumn 2017)
"How well targeted are soda taxes?"
CEPR DP 12484
presentation at Nemmers Prize Conference, Northwestern, 18 May 2017
slides, seminars at Lisbon (October), Queen Mary (4 May), CREST (15 March), Venice (20 March), 2017
"Do sin taxes work?"
Keynote lecture, AFSE annual conference, Nice, 19 June 2017
Musgrave Lecture CESifo, Munich, 27 April 2017
CEPR DP 12499
"Innovation, Firms and Wage Inequality"
"Design of optimal corrective taxes in the alcohol market"
seminar at Welcome Trust, 7 July 2017
Griffith, O'Connell and Smith (2016) IFS Working Paper, W17/02
seminar at Vienna, 9 March 2017
seminars at Warwick (Oct 2016), City (Oct 2016), Sussex (Sept 2016)
"Demand Estimation with Unobserved Choice Set Heterogeneity"
Crawford, Griffith and Iaria (2017) CEPR DP 11675, revised version of 2016 discussion paper
seminars at Leuven, Essex (April 2016), Zurich, Oslo, Budapest (February 2016), Turin, Rome (October 2015)
"State Aid Control When the Rest of the World Disagrees: Are the Tax Cases just the Tip of the Iceberg?"
Griffith, O'Connell and Smith (2016) "Sweetening the sugar tax?"
"Does Starbucks Pay Enough Tax?"
"Public policy towards obesity and food consumption"
"Gluttony and sloth?", European Economic Association Presidential Lecture, Mannheim, August 2015
Griffith, Krol, and Smith (2015) "Store Brands and the Role of Advertising"
"Multinational firms, intellectual property and corporate income taxes"
"Tax Lies and Videotape"
"Parental investment in child nutrition"
"Offshoring of high-skilled workers is not a zero sum game"
"Demand for fruit and vegetables: the impact of 5 a day"
Patent Boxes: An innovative race to the bottom?
"Food prices in the UK"
"The impact of introducing a minimum price on alcohol in Britain"
"Corporate taxes and intellectual property: simulating the effect of Patent Boxes"
"Innovation in China: the rise of Chinese inventors in the production of knowledge"
Griffith, Rachel and Rupert Harrison (2005) Background facts and comments on "Supporting growth in innovation: enhancing the R&D tax credit"
Griffith and Harrison (2003) "Understanding the UK's poor technological performance"
Griffith, Klemm and Simpson "Response to consultative note 'Designs for Innovation'"
Bloom, Griffith and Klemm "Issues in the design and implementation of an R&D tax credit for UK firms"
Griffith, R "How important is business R&D for economic growth and should the government subsidise it?"
Griffith, R and H. Simpson(1998) "What role should the government play in promoting productivity?",