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.

When you are born matters

Why do children born at the start of the academic year do better at school than those born later? Using innovative techniques, we have shown that it is primarily because of the age at which children sit national achievement tests.