The Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS promotes the development of effective policy through the widespread dissemination of our independent research. Researchers communicate closely with policy makers, academics, the private sector and the public to inform debate on policy issues. The impacts listed below provide some examples of how our research has influenced others.

It is through generous funding from the ESRC that CPP at IFS is able to carry out high-impact research with impartiality and rigour.

The IFS has received funding from the ESRC to increase the impact of our research.

Encouraging mini-jobs

Changes to the benefit system recommended by IFS researchers have made working less than 16 hours a week more attractive to benefit recipients.

Prepared for retirement?

Analysis of new household survey data, which IFS researchers helped design, informed the fundamental reforms to the UK pension system proposed in the 2006 White Paper.