The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
The mission of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) is to “carry out research into the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives, to improve the understanding of these forces, and the ways in which policy can bring about change”.
Founded in 1938 by a group of major social and economic reformers, including John Maynard Keynes and William Beveridge, The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) is Britain’s longest established independent research institute. It operates as a charity, independent of all party-political interests and receives no core funding from government or other sources.
For the last 80 years, it has carried out high-quality research on topics either of contemporary interest, or of relevance to business, academia and policy-makers, prompting debates and informed discussion on relevant economic and social issues. In achieving this, it regularly collaborates with leading academic research institutions, as well as governments and charitable foundations.