ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS

The ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy is central to the research carried out and disseminated by IFS. The IFS as a whole seeks to carry out empirical microeconomic work of the highest quality and relevance, and to impact on policy and the public debate.   CPP logo

The ESRC Centre is fundamental to the Institute’s success. It provides the long-term funding that allows IFS to carry out groundbreaking independent research in economics and microeconometrics, and to invest in developing a unique range of models and datasets. It is only through ESRC Centre funding that the IFS is able to maintain the combination of impartiality, rigour and authority which are essential if we are to continue to achieve wide-ranging impact on policy and to inform the public debate. It ensures that any evidence given at a select committee, appearance on broadcast media or briefing to ministers or industry leaders is underpinned by deep, unbiased intellectual foundations.

 

The Centre has received funding from the ESRC for five years from autumn 2015. A launch event was held on Friday 15 October.

 

Centre funding contributes to the website, Microeconomic Insights, which is a home for accessible summaries of high quality microeconomic research which informs the public about microeconomic issues that are, or should be, in the public’s eye.

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Do schools reinforce or reduce learning gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students? Evidence from Vietnam and Peru

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Professor Sir Richard Blundell, Director of CPP, receives Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics

Richard Blundell, Director of CPP, is being awarded the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics for his important contributions to labour economics, public finance and applied econometrics.

Statement by the Nemmers Committee:

Blundell’s research covers the empirical microeconomic study of consumer, savings and labor supply behavior.

He has developed micro-data based models for intertemporal decisions over labour supply, human capital and consumption. Blundell also has analysed family labour supply behavior and the interaction between consumer and labour supply behavior, while developing new microeconometric tools for the study of dynamic panel data models and the nonparametric analysis of individual decisions.

Read the Committee's announcement here.

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Conference

The early years: child well-being and the role of public policy

Date:
- | 09:00 - 17:00
Location: The British Academy

The "The early years: child well-being and the role of public policy" conference will be held on 9 and 10 June 2016 at the British Academy. The focus of the conference will be on lessons that can be learned from the literature on the early years, their long term consequences, and the potential role for policy.

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