National Institute Economic Review

About the Review

The National Institute Economic Review is the peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). It is published by SAGE Publications and is indexed in RePEcJSTOR and Scopus. The Review archive, back to 1951, is available to subscribers.

Aims and Scope

Founded in 1938, NIESR is one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious independent research organisations. Our objective is to promote, through quantitative and qualitative research, a deeper understanding of the interaction of economic and social forces that affect peoples’ lives, and the ways in which policies can improve them. The Review reflects these aims, in publishing articles of both academic and policy interest spanning all areas of economic and social research. The editorial board for the Review includes the Director, Jagjit Chadha, and a team of staff representing all areas of NIESR’s research. There is also an International Advisory Board comprised of a uniquely influential group of global experts in economic and social research and policy.

Each issue of the Review is in two sections. The first contains a detailed and comprehensive summary of our quarterly UK and world economy forecasts, produced using NIESR’s global econometric model, NiGEM, used by central banks and international institutions across the world. The second part is themed, with recent issues covering economic growth, China’s economy, and the use of longitudinal studies, for example. There is also a topical commentary on a current policy, which is free to read without a subscription. 

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Ahead of each forthcoming issue of the National Institute Economic Review we release a series of boxes, each of them looking at specific features of the latest review. You can view them here.

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