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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 16 - 30 of 33 in total

    1. Survey design and the analysis of satisfaction

      Gabriella Conti and Stephen Pudney

    2. Perception and retrospection: the dynamic consistency of responses to survey questions on wellbeing

      Stephen Pudney

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Well Being
      3. Finance
    3. Drugs policy - what should we do about cannabis?

      Stephen Pudney

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Health
    4. Estimating the impact of a policy reform on benefit take-up: the 2001 extension to the minimum income guarantee for UK pensioners

      Stephen Pudney, Francesca Zantomio, and Ruth Hancock

    5. Measurement error in stylised and diary data on time use

       Man Yee Kan and Stephen Pudney

      1. Time Use
      2. Survey Methodology
    6. The dynamics of perception: modelling subjective wellbeing in a short panel

      Stephen Pudney

    7. Measurement error in models of welfare participation

      Monica Hernandez and Stephen Pudney

    8. The welfare cost of means-testing: pensioner participation in income support

      Monica Hernandez, Stephen Pudney, and Ruth Hancock

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

      Stephen Pudney, Ruth Hancock, and Holly Sutherland

    10. Hours constraints and in-work poverty

      Sarah Brown and Stephen Pudney

      1. Labour Market
      2. Poverty
    11. The take-up of multiple means-tested benefits by British pensioners: evidence from the Family Resources Survey

      Ruth Hancock, Stephen Pudney, Geraldine Barker, et al.

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

      Stephen Pudney

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

      Stephen Pudney

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

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

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

      Stephen Pudney, Nikolay Markov, and Robert Ackrill


    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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