The ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS delivers cutting-edge economic research that addresses key policy challenges. Our work combines theoretical advances with state-of-the-art empirical analysis. It is grounded in a detailed understanding of institutions and the practical problems of implementation. We generate rigorous and policy-relevant outputs, which we communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences. We interact productively with a wide range of user communities, providing timely, independent and well-informed contributions to the public debate in the UK and elsewhere, helping to improve public policy.
Intellectual leadership is provided by a core group of senior researchers who work with junior colleagues on a day-to-day basis and in a non-hierarchical team environment. The Centre is run by a team of five researchers, each with an outstanding academic record in their own right, supplemented by policy experience. They are supported by the larger team of senior researchers at IFS and by an Advisory Board, which provides intellectual oversight. The Centre attracts and retains talented researchers by providing high-quality training and a stimulating working environment and by maintaining an impressive global network of researchers.
Policy and practice
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