Rachel Griffith
Professor Rachel Griffith
Deputy Research Director

BA magna cum laude, Economics, University of Massachusetts, 1985
MSc Econometrics and Forecasting, City of London Polytechnic, 1991
PhD "Taxes, the location of multinationals and productivity: an empirical analysis using panel data," Keele University 1999

Rachel is a Deputy Research Director at IFS. Her research considers the relationship between government policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to empirical industrial organisation, the retail food sector, nutrition, innovation, productivity and corporate tax.

She is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, a Fellow of the British Academy, Editor of the Economic Journal, was elected to serve as President of the European Economic Association in 2015 and a Research Fellow of CEPR. She currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant on the Microeconomic Analysis of Prices, Food and Nutrition (see her website for details). Rachel has served as a director of the Review of Economic Studies.

Recombinant innovation and the boundaries of the firm

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This paper uses comprehensive patent data from the European Patent Office and a multiple spells duration model to provide estimates that suggest that the impact of market frictions are substantial.

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