Imran is Professor of Economics at University College London and Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the IFS.
Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy
CPP underpins and is fundamental to IFS's research agenda and is of central importance to our ability to integrate research with policy analysis. ESRC Centre funding enables the IFS to maintain the combination of impartiality, rigour and authority that is essential if we are to continue to achieve wide-ranging impact on policy and to inform the public debate.
The overarching objectives of CPP are to: make major scientific progress in understanding how individuals and firms behave and how they react to government policy; have substantial impact on policy in the fields of taxation, labour market, education, welfare, pensions, and public finances; and build technical and policy capacity in a new generation of highly-skilled researchers.
ESRC funding for the CPP at IFS covers a wide range of the Institute's work; for more information see the research areas we work on at IFS.
|Charles Bean, London School of Economics||Olympia Bover, Bank of Spain|
|Tom Clark, Prospect Magazine||Pierre Dubois, Toulouse School of Economics|
|Hilary Hoynes (Chair), Berkeley||Trevor Huddleston, Department for Work and Pensions|
|Thierry Magnac, University of Toulouse||Will Morris, PWC|
|Dave Ramsden, Bank of England||James Smith, RAND|
|Sharon White, John Lewis||James Ziliak, University of Kentucky|
Journal publications over the past decade (2012-21)
- Top five economics journals: 45
- Top economics field journals: 129
- Academic work at IFS underpins our impact on policy and society.
Key conference presentations in 2021 included
- Rachel Griffith delivering the Royal Economic Society Past President’s Address
- Richard Blundell’s presentation on ‘Inequalities in education, skills, and incomes: implications of the COVID-19 pandemic’ at the EEA-ESEM Congress 2021
Awards and recognition
- IFS Research Fellow Alissa Goodman awarded CBE in Queen's birthday honours
- IFS Associate Director Anne Brockmeyer awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
- IFS Research Associate Xavier Jaravel wins Le Monde's Best Young Economist 2021
- Rachel Griffith and Carol Propper both made Dames in NY Honours
Press coverage in 2021
- Front pages: 165
- Press interviews: 249, including 17 on Today, 35 on LBC and 35 on BBC R4
Policy impact 2021
- Hansard mentions: 149
- Evidence to government committees: 12
Attendance at IFS events (49 events in 2021)
- Policymakers: 1711
- Academics: 1354
- Business: 1436
- Media: 100
- Other: 1220
CPP is led by a team of six researchers, each with an outstanding academic record in their own right, supplemented by wide ranging policy experience. They are supported by the larger team of senior researchers at IFS and by an Advisory Committee, which provides intellectual oversight. The Centre attracts and retains talented researchers by providing high-quality training and a stimulating working environment and by maintaining an impressive global network of researchers.
Richard is Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) and Senior Research Fellow at IFS.
James is Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at Manchester, working on broad issues in the economics of retirement, savings and health.
Eric is the Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Economics at UCL.
Rachel is Research Director and Professor at the University of Manchester. She was made a Dame for services to economic policy and education in 2021.
Fabien is an IFS Research Director and a Professor of Economics at UCL. His work’s focus is on labour markets.
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
Visitors, Research Fellows and Research Associates
Out network of Fellows and Associates includes leading academics and early-career researchers from the UK and overseas, who collaborate with IFS researchers across the broad range of our research agenda.