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Kate Smith


Institute of Fiscal Studies

Kate joined the Institute for Fiscal Studies in 2011. Her research interests are in public economics, particularly questions relating to optimal taxation. Since joining the IFS she has been involved in a large research project that studies the behaviour of consumers and industry in the retail market. This has included research on the design of alcohol and sugar taxes, and into the effects of the government’s salt reduction strategy. She has a BA in PPE from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Economics from UCL, and is currently studying for her PhD at UCL.

Kate Smith will be speaking at:

Panel debate: Is it right to tax a category rather than an ingredient? And What will be next?

- 14:25 - 15:00

Using taxation to reduce sugar consumption – should Government be looking at a sugar tax rather than a sugary drinks tax?

- 13:35 - 13:45

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