Christopher Snowdon

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

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London, SW1P 3LB

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Scholarly Papers (53)

1.

Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism: Debunking Myths About the Free Market

Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism: Debunking Myths About the Free Market, Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Hobart Paper 177, ISBN: 978-0-255-36679-3, 2015
Number of pages: 233 Posted: 26 Feb 2018
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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behavioural economics, capitalism, consumerism, economic growth, rational choice

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Of Course Sin Taxes are Regressive

Institute of Economic Affairs Current Controversies No. 63
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, regressive taxation, sin tax, alcohol consumption, sugar tax, sugar consumption, healthy living

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Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage They Cause

Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage They Cause, Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Hobart Paperback 179, ISBN: 978-0-255-36702-8
Number of pages: 227 Posted: 26 Feb 2018
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University, IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K., Business School, University of Birmingham, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), University of Surrey - Department of Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), City University London - The Business School, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Brunel University London and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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minimum pricing, price controls, rent controls, shortages

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A Load of Rubbish? Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme to the UK

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, waste disposal, recycling, sustainability, sustainable development, government regulation

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The Proof of the Pudding: Denmark's Fat Tax Fiasco

IEA Current Controversies Paper No. 42
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Cheap as Chips: Is a Healthy Diet Affordable?

Institute of Economic Affairs Discussion Paper No. 82
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, healthy living, food consumption, junk food

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Joint Venture: Estimating the Size and Potential of the UK Cannabis Market

Institute of Economic Affairs Discussion Paper No. 90
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, public health, fiscal policy, regulation, cannabis, cannabis legalisation, agriculture

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Fast Food Outlets and Obesity: What is the Evidence?

Institute of Economic Affairs Current Controversies No. 59
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, fast food, junk food, obesity, consumer choice, food consumption, regulation, food policy

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Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 233 Posted: 16 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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What is Junk Food?

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Britain, UK, food consumption, food production, junk food, obesity, public health

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The Sugar Levy: A Briefing

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, 2016
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, sugar tax, food consumption, food production, taxation, fiscal policy, sugar consumption, public health, health policy, healthy living

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VOX Pop: Why Banning Energy Drinks Doesn't Make Sense

Institute of Economic Affairs Current Controversies No.73
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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energy drinks, consumption, human behaviour, paternalism, government policy, public health, health policy

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You Had One Job: The Shortcomings of Public Health England and the World Health Organization During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Institute of Economic Affairs, Briefing 14: September 2020
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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public health england, world health organisation, WHO, health, public health, COVID-19

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Aggressively Regressive: The 'Sin Taxes' that Make the Poor Poorer

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Vaping Solutions: An Easy Brexit Win

Institute of Economic Affairs Current Controversies No. 54
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Brexit, Britain, EU, European Union, smoking, vaping, health, public health, regulation, snus, cigarettes

16.

Sweet Truth - Is There a Market Failure in Sugar?

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon and Rob Lyons
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Flaws and Ceilings: Price Controls and the Damage They Cause

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, 2015
Number of pages: 227 Posted: 17 Sep 2021
George Mason University, City University London - The Business School, Cato Institute, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K., University of Surrey - Department of Economics, Independent, Brunel University London, Business School, University of Birmingham, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Smoking and the Public Purse

Institute of Economic Affairs Discussion Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon and Mark Tovey
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Independent
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UK, Britain, smoking, public health, healthy living, healthcare, NHS

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Income Inequality: The Facts

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Britain and Europe's Dysfunctional Relationship

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 350 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
City University London - The Business School, Independent, Independent, University of Auckland Business School (Deceased), Cardiff University Business School, Institute of Economic Affairs, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics, Cranfield University, University of Buckingham, Westminster Business SchoolInstitute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Consultant, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), University of Buckingham, University of Mannheim - Department of Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Cass Business School
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Brexit, UK, EU, Britain, European Union, economic integration, macroeconomics, international trade, policy coordination, international organisations

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Sock Puppets: How the Government Lobbies Itself and Why

IEA Discussion Paper No. 39
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Short Term Impact of Minimum Pricing for Alcohol in Scotland

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Scotland, alcohol, consumption, behavioural economics, UK, government policy, regulation

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Killjoys: A Critique of Paternalism

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 206 Posted: 07 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, paternalism, healthy living, public health, nanny state

Prohibition 2.0: Critiquing the Generational Tobacco Ban

Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Briefings 2, November 2023
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Feb 2024
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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tobacco, prohibition, autonomy

Prohibition 2.0: Critiquing the generational tobacco ban

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Feb 2024
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Tobacco, prohibition, autonomy

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The Impact of WHO Food and Drink Taxes on a Typical Household

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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World Health Organization, WHO, sin tax, sugar tax, consumption, sugar consumption

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Alcohol and the Public Purse: Do Drinkers Pay Their Way?

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs No. 63
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Never Mind the Gap: Why we shouldn’t worry about inequality

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Ryan Bourne and Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, economic development, inequality, wealth, income inequality, welfare, development

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The Hangover: The Cost of Minimum Alcohol Pricing in Scotland

IEA Discussion Paper No.106
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Jul 2022
John C. Duffy, Christopher Snowdon and Mark Tovey
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Freelance
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MUP, alcohol, alcohol pricing, harm reduction, modelling, health economics, health policy

29.

Nanny State Index 2018: Nicotine Supplement

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, paternalism, smoking, vaping, taxation, public health, healthcare, health policy

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A Rational Approach to Alcohol Taxation

Institute of Economic Affairs
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, alcohol consumption, alcohol taxation

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Alcohol Advertising: What Does the Evidence Show?

Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA Perspectives 2, July 2023
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Feb 2024
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Advertising, alcohol, evidence

32.

False Economies: Myths about Public Health Spending

Institute of Economic Affairs, Briefing 3: May 2020
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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COVID-19, UK, NHS, public health, health, health policy, behavioural economics, government expenditure on health

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Trees for Burning: The Biomass Controversy

Institute of Economic Affairs, Working Paper 2024
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Feb 2024
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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biomass, carbon accounting, sustainability, sudsidies

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Drinking in the Shadow Economy

IEA Discussion Paper No. 43
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Liberty After The Lockdown

Institute of Economic Affairs, Briefing 2: May 2020
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, lockdown, government policy, public health, COVID-19, COVID-19 response

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The Alternative Smoke-Free 2030 Plan

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jan 2023
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Smoke-free, alternative, prohibition, regulation, e-cigarettes

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Vaper Trails: New Nicotine Products and the Innovation Principle

IEA Discussion Paper No.105
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Jul 2022
Victoria Hewson and Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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vaping, nicotine, harm reduction, smoking cessation, health economics

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The Crack Cocaine of Gambling? Gambling Machines in the UK

IEA Current Controversies Paper No. 41
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Death and Taxes: Why Longer Lives Cost Money

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs No. 67
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Euro Puppets: The European Commission’s Remaking of Civil Society

IEA Discussion Paper No. 45
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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41.

The Fat Lie

Institute of Economic Affairs Briefing 14:03
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Drinking, Fast and Slow: Ten Years of the Licensing Act

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Aug 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Social Mobility in the UK

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Jan 2023
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Plain Packaging - Questions that Need Answering

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Still Hand in Glove? A Re-examination of State-funded Activism

Institute of Economic Affairs Discussion Paper No. 96
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, NGOs, activism, charity, political advocacy, lobbying, pressure groups

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Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals: a Briefing

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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UK, Britain, gambling, mental health, gambling regulation, government policy

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The Sock Doctrine - What Can Be Done About State-funded Political Activism

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Punishing the Majority

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
John C. Duffy and Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Seven Years Later – Casinos in the Aftermath of the 2005 Gambling Act

IEA Discussion Paper No. 42
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Nanny State Index 2023

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Mar 2024
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Regulations, restrictions

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A Vapid Solution: Why Banning Disposable E-Cigarettes Would Be a Failure of Law-Enforcement

Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA Briefings 1, September 2023
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Feb 2024
Reem Ibrahim and Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
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Disposable e-cigarettes, ban, law

52.

Closing Time: Who's Killing the British Pub?

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, 2014
Posted: 19 Jan 2023
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

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Sugar Taxes: A Briefing

Institute of Economic Affairs
Posted: 17 Sep 2021
Christopher Snowdon
Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)

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UK, Britain, government policy, public health, sugar tax, health policy