ESRC Centre launch event: Centre for the microeconomic analysis of public policy at the IFS

| 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Prince Philip House -

3 Carlton House Terrace


Download a booklet produced for the Centre's launch 

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.

Richard Blundell      Paul Johnson

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.

Jane Elliott      Alan Auerbach


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

Andrew Dilnot      Dave Ramsden