CFM - Centre for Macroeconomics
The Centre For Macroeconomics is a research centre that brings together a group of world class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and help design policies to alleviate it. Chaired by LSE’s Nobel Prize-winning economics professor, Christopher Pissarides, the centre encompasses experts from Cambridge University, LSE, University College London (UCL), the Bank of England and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Five major research programmes address the key issues of unemployment, fiscal austerity, financial markets, shifts in the world economy and the development of new methodologies. It is hoped that new methodologies and better communication with policy makers will enhance the research and will lead to better policy decisions.
LLAKES - Centre for Learning and Life Chance in Knowledge Economies and Societies
This ESRC-funded Research Centre investigates the role of lifelong learning in promoting economic competitiveness and social cohesion, and in mediating the interactions between the two. The Centre is hosted by UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Key areas of research include: i) the social and cultural foundations of learning, knowledge production and transfer, and innovation, within the context of a changing economy, and ii) the effects of knowledge and skill distribution on income equality, social cohesion and competitiveness. It has a programme of multi-disciplinary and mixed method research which addresses these issues at the level of the individual life course, through studies of city-regions and sectors in the UK, and through comparative analysis across OECD countries. LLAKES aims to work with policymakers, education and training professionals, employers, trade unions and other interested parties to improve the way in which national and international research evidence is shared and used.
MMF - Money Macro and Finance Research Group
The Money Macro and Finance Research Group is a study group which exists to promote and disseminate economic research in these fields of study, primarily in the UK. The group was founded in 1969 as the Money Study Group and quickly established itself as a key national forum for monetary economists in the UK. It was the first of the study groups to be funded by the Social Science Research Council. It has broadened its focus and its label - The Money, Macro and Finance Research Group - reflects this. Membership is open to all interested parties in the UK and around the world.
SIDD - Simulator of Individual Dynamic Decisions
A dynamic microsimulation model for non-specialists
The Simulator of Individual Dynamic Decisions (SIDD) is a modelling project that has been in development at NIESR since 2002. Its purpose is to make current best practice economic analysis of savings and labour supply decisions accessible to non-specialists. It has also been designed to reduce the set-up costs involved in adapting such methods to alternative economic contexts. We have made the SIDD model freely available with the objective of increasing the policy impact of this exciting field of microeconomic research.