NIESR at 80: A retrospective – Introduction

Pub. Date
31 October, 2018

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the UK’s oldest independent economic research institute, was founded exactly eighty years ago. The Institute’s original mission was “to carry out research into the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives and to improve the understanding of those forces and the ways in which policy can bring about change”. In the years since its foundation, the Institute’s researchers have made many significant contributions in pursuit of that objective. To celebrate the milestone, this edition of the Review brings together five papers by current and former staff members reviewing aspects of the Institute’s work.