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The Royal Economic Society has appointed IFS Research Director Professor Rachel Griffith as its new President for 2019/20. Rachel is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, Research Director of the IFS and Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP).
She is the Society’s first female President in over 35 years and becomes only the second woman to hold the post in the Society’s 129-year history.The Society also named Professor Carol Propper (Imperial College London) as President-Elect for 2019/20. They will join the ranks of other ...
IFS researcher and co-director of the ESRC Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at IFS, Imran Rasul, has been awarded the prestigious Yrjö Jahnsson prize for his work on the role of social relationships in economics. Imran, who is also a professor at University College London, receives the 2019 award jointly with Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics).
The award was previously given to Richard Blundell, now director of CPP, in 1995. This was for his work in microeconometrics and the analysis of labour supply, welfare reform and consumer behaviour. The award is selected by the European ...
Paul Johnson has given evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee during their Spring Statement session on Wednesday 3 April 2019.
MPs asked how much 'fiscal headroom' the Chancellor might have for increasing spending given the improvements to borrowing forecasts at the Spring Statement. They asked whether the Chancellor was still aiming for budget balance, and how to improve sharing of data and analysis around fiscal events.
Watch the session on Parliament Live. Catch up on all of our Spring Statement 2019 analysis....