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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Tax avoidance: problem solved or solutions just beginning?

| Journal Articles

Helen Miller is an associate director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and runs the tax sector. Here she writes in The Tax Journal.

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IFS Research Economist to present at Royal Statistical journal webinar

IFS Research Economist Peter Levell will be discussing his paper ‘Is the Carli Index flawed? Assessing the case for the RPIJ’ published in JRSS-A in 2015 (Vol 178:2)' in a journal webinar held by the Royal Statistical Society. 

The webinar will be held on 10 November, 3-4pm and is open to the public. Please find more information here.

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Autumn Statement 2016: IFS Analysis

| 13:00 - 14:45
Location: The Building Centre

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will be making his first Autumn Statement - and the first since the UK public voted to leave the EU - on Wednesday 23 November. IFS researchers will present their initial analysis at a briefing on the following day, Thursday 24 November.

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