head of lifestyle economics, Institute of Economic Affairs; editor, Nanny State Index; author, Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism
Christopher Snowdon is the head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on social freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence. He is a regular contributor to the Spectator Health blog and often appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues.
Snowdon is the editor of the Nanny State Index and the author of four books: Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism (2015), The Art of Suppression (2011), The Spirit Level Delusion (2010) and Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (2009). He has also written more than a dozen reports for the Institute of Economic Affairs including Drinking, Fast and Slow, The Proof of the Pudding: Denmark’s Fat Tax Fiasco, Cheap as Chips, Sock Puppets and Closing Time: who’s killing the British pub?.