The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) is Britain’s longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938 by a group of major social and economic reformers including John Maynard Keynes and William Beveridge. It is independent of all party-political interests with no core funding from government or other sources.
With a focus around understanding the economic and social issues that most affect people’s lives, and proposing better policy responses, its macroeconomic and public policy research is structured around eight core themes. Areas covered include the scope for active monetary and fiscal policies, the macroeconomics of climate change, productivity, regional regeneration, destitution, education and skills.
This, together with its long-standing reputation for accurate, authoritative analysis of the economic and social developments in the UK means it brings together an array of policymakers, academics, the media, and other research institutes. As such, it plays a pivotal role in both national and international policy debates.