National Institute of Economic and Social Research

To understand the economic and social issues that most affect people’s lives and to propose better policy responses.

Latest Publications, News and Insights

Effect of Omicron variant on global economy
Blog

What Now for the Global Economy?

Corrado Macchiarelli

Paul Mortimer-Lee

6 min read

Blog

What’s the Future for UK Inflation?

Huw Dixon

12 min read

publication

Underlying Inflation at Record Level High

19 Jan 2022

CPI Trackers

publication

Rising Pay Increases to Pressure Bank of England

18 Jan 2022

Wage Trackers

A father reading to his young son
Blog

Covid-19 and the Impact on Early Years Education

Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Adrian Pabst

6 min read

publication

GDP Gathered Momentum Before Omicron

14 Jan 2022

GDP Trackers

publication

Productivity and Levelling Up – NIESR Business Conditions Forum.

12 Jan 2022

Business Conditions Forum

Upcoming Events

Tracking the UK Economy

Monthly trackers of the key economic indicators

About Us

We connect powerful global economic and social forces to their impact on households and markets, sectors and regions across the UK and overseas

Our vision is to improve people’s well-being based on independent evidence and research.  Our work encompasses examination of macroeconomic policy – the big picture – and public policy – as it relates to regions, sections of society and households.  We help shape the policy agenda and provide accurate, authoritative analysis of economic and social developments in the UK and abroad.  In all we do we aim for signal, not noise.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research draws upon its collective memory of policy influence since 1938 to play a pivotal role in national and international policy debates, particularly through our quarterly Economic Outlooks and our Review.  We deploy our convening power for policymakers, academics, the media, and other research institutes – from our Westminster base – to bring about better policy.

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With our bespoke economic models, use of qualitative methods, our array of experts and our ability to convene thinkers from around the world, we provide incisive analysis and robust policy recommendations.

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Corporate Membership

Support our research

  • Access to all the Institute’s research and analysis, including the well respected quarterly UK and Global Economic Outlooks
  • A subscription to the National Institute Economic Review
  • Invitations to the Institute’s programme of meeting, seminars and roundtables
  • Priority access to the Institute’s staff and modelling facilities, (including a designated number of days consulting time)
  • A private individual briefing by one of the senior researchers on a topic of the members choice

Our research findings are frequently in the news. Our name and our work is known to politicians, policy makers, academics, journalists and the general public. We achieve a sizeable impact through a relatively small income.

Membership
  • Access to all the Institute’s research and analysis, including the well respected quarterly UK and Global Economic Outlooks
  • A subscription to the National Institute Economic Review
  • Invitations to the Institute’s programme of meeting, seminars and roundtables
  • Priority access to the Institute’s staff and modelling facilities, (including a designated number of days consulting time)
  • A private individual briefing by one of the senior researchers on a topic of the members choice