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

Blog

What Can Be Done To Better Protect Children and Young People From Serious Safeguarding Incidents?

Sophie Kitson

Ekaterina Aleynikova

19 Feb 2024

9 min read

publication

Recruitment and Retention of Senior School Leaders in Wales

19 Feb 2024

Research Report

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UK Economy Contracts Between 2022Q1 and 2023Q4

15 Feb 2024

GDP Trackers

Blog

Inflation Expected to Fall Below Two Per Cent by April

Huw Dixon

14 Feb 2024

7 min read

publication

What Can We Learn From the New Labour Force Survey Figures?

13 Feb 2024

Wage Trackers

Blog

Improving UK Living Standards

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Adrian Pabst

12 Feb 2024

6 min read

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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