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Professor Stephen Pudney Visiting Professor, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

  • Microeconometrics
  • Poverty and the welfare benefit system
  • Health and disability
  • Survey measurement error
  • The economics of crime and illicit drugs
  • The measurement of wellbeing

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    Displaying publications 121 - 135 of 135 in total

    1. Keeping off the grass? an econometric model of cannabis consumption in Britain

      Stephen Pudney

    2. Simulating the reform of means-tested benefits with endogenous take-up and claim costs

      Stephen Pudney, Ruth Hancock, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    3. Participation in Multiple Welfare Programmes: discrete choice with heterogeneous awareness

      Ruth Hancock, Monica Hernandez, and Stephen Pudney

    4. Using Econometric Models of Benefit Take-Up by British Pensioners in Microsimulation Models

      Ruth Hancock, Stephen Pudney, and Holly Sutherland

    5. The Welfare Cost of Means-Testing: pensioner participation in income support

      Stephen Pudney, Monica Hernandez, and Ruth Hancock

    6. The road to ruin? Sequences of initiation into drug use and offending by young people in Britain

      Stephen Pudney

    7. Applying Heterogeneous Transition Models in Labour Economics: the role of youth training in labour market transitions

      Stephen Pudney and Fabrizia Mealli

    8. Social security, poverty and economic transition: an analysis for Bulgaria 1992-96

      Robert Ackrill, Rumen Dobrinsky, Nikolay Markov, et al.

    9. The Road to Ruin? Sequences of Initiation to Drugs and Crime in Britain

      Stephen Pudney

    10. Measuring the welfare costs of EU accession: the case of VAT reform in Bulgaria

      Stephen Pudney, Nikolay Markov, and Robert Ackrill

    11. Illicit drug use, unemployment and occupational attainment

      Ziggy MacDonald and Stephen Pudney

    12. The Relationship Between Crime, Punishment and Economic Conditions: is reliable inference possible when crimes are under-recorded?

      Stephen Pudney, Derek Deadman, and David Pyle

    13. Analysing Drug Abuse with British Crime Survey Data: modelling and questionnaire design issues

      Z MacDonald and Stephen Pudney

    14. Modelling individual choice: the econometrics of corners, kinks and holes

      Stephen Pudney

    15. Cannabis policy: towards a cost-benefit analysis

      Stephen Pudney, Mark L. Bryan, and Emilia Del Bono


    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 108 in total

    1. Mr Nice, drug trafficking – and how Britain now grows its own weed

    2. Counting the wages of sin: why is it misleading to include the value of illegal drugs to the UK economy in GDP figures?

    3. Cannabis legalisation worth millions - government report

    4. Legalising cannabis would raise millions in tax, says government study

    5. Leaked Treasury report reveals legalised cannabis could be worth hundreds of millions to the Exchequer

    6. Legalising cannabis in the UK 'would raise hundreds of millions'

    7. Treasury makes financial case for legalising drugs

    8. Cannabis: healthy benefit or deadly threat?

    9. A look at how legalising cannabis could save hundreds of millions of pounds

    10. Balancing the imbalances of the economy – to legalize or not to legalize

    11. Arguments that it would be better to see money from cannabis sales go towards schools and hospitals rather than into drug dealers' pockets are persuasive

    12. Caring for the elderly

    13. The costs and benefits of a licensed, taxed and regulated cannabis market

    14. Spliffs and butts: it is high time for a new debate on drug policy but politicians remain wary

    15. Taxing legalised cannabis could cut deficit by £1.25 billion

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