Welcome to IFS
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is the UK’s leading independent economics research institute. Our world-class research helps policymakers – and those who hold them accountable – understand the impact that policy decisions have on individuals, households and businesses.
IFS is supported by ESRC
We are recognised as a global centre of excellence and have been granted official ESRC Research Institute status. The Research Centre at the heart of IFS is the CPP.Find out more
Our impact stats
- working papers written by IFS authors in 2023
- journal articles published by IFS authors in 2023. Over the past decade we have had 48 articles in the top five economics journals
- mentions in the UK media 2023
- mentions in parliamentary debates in 2023
- UK government policy documents that cited IFS and its research in 2023
Latest working papers
Our IFS working paper series publishes academic papers by staff and IFS associates.
Our staff and associates contribute papers to leading academic journals.
IFS has a strong record in training excellent social scientists, some of whom continue to work at IFS for many years; others go on to use the skills they have acquired in academia, policymaking, business or the media.See all our researchers here
News about IFS research and researchers.
Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy
The ESRC has funded a Centre at IFS since 1991. We are recognised as a global centre of excellence and have official ESRC Research Institute status
The Centre underpins and is fundamental to IFS's research agenda, and is of central importance to our ability to integrate research with policy analysis.