The ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) is central to the research carried out and disseminated by IFS. 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.
At this event we celebrated the launch of the 2015 - 2020 Centre and showcased the work carried out by the ESRC Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the IFS.
6.00pm Registration and poster display
6.40pm Welcome and introduction
Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE FBA (Research Director, IFS)
7.00pm Chaired by Paul Johnson (Director, IFS)
Welcome from the ESRC
Professor Jane Elliott (Chief Executive, ESRC)
IFS and the CPP: an appreciation from abroad
Professor Alan Auerbach
(Director, Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, Berkeley)
Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE (Chair, UK Statistics Authority)
Concluding reflections from the Treasury
Sir Dave Ramsden CBE
(Director General, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury)
8.00pm Drinks reception