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NIESR February 2020 Newsletter
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National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Newsletter - February 2020
 
Welcome to NIESR’s newsletter, a quarterly catch-up with the main publications, events and media stories the Institute has been involved with and a look ahead to what we are planning for the next quarter.
Economic Review No.251 - "The Economic Implications of Climate Change Mitigation Policies"

Our 251st edition looks at some of the economic issues involved in acting to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level consistent with the ambition to limit global temperature increases. Together they help explain why progress in tackling this “urgent problem” is likely to be slow even though “we know how to do it”. You can read the introduction here.

From 2020, our Economic Review is published by Cambridge University Press. You can subscribe to the Review here and subscribe to receive email alerts here.
Forthcoming events
 
 
We have a full programme of events for Spring-Summer 2020. Events include Lord Sainsbury discussing his book exploring a new theory of productivity; Robert Frank (New York Times best selling author and Economics columnist) on how peer pressure can persuade us to do more for the environment in his new book "Under the Influence"; and Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, award winning sociologist, will give a lecture on housing poverty and how this is increasingly affecting the working population.

More information about what is coming up is available on our Events page or via this link.
Events this past quarter

We hosted the Macroprudential Policy and Practice Roundtable in January, along with a Youth Jobs Gap policy workshop on Youth Unemployment. We launched our new Parliament and Government Unit, to offer support for briefings, presentations, and other activities for parliamentary and government organisations. Alongside our regular Economists' Briefing to accompany our Economic Review, we also held our regular Embassies Briefing.
Britain after Brexit

Now that we have formally left the EU and move towards the end of the transition period, our focus moves to Britain after Brexit. You can view our latest research and comment pieces on this topic here.
Blog highlights
Senior Microeconomist wanted

We are seeking a Senior Microeconomist to lead a small team in generating and delivering projects in our portfolio of microeconomic research. Applications from any area of work will be considered, but we are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in the areas of productivity, trade, investment, economic measurement, regional and welfare economics education, employment and the labour market. This role is a key member of the NIESR senior management team. Further details here.
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We continued to produce monthly GDP Trackers (you can see past releases and the schedule for future releases here), monthly Wage Trackers (find past releases and the schedule for future releases here), and monthly CPI Trackers (find past releases and the schedule for future releases here). You can also subscribe to receive updates on new Discussion Papers and all of our subscription options here.
Supporting NIESR

Now in its 82nd year, the Institute continues to be the truly independent voice of economics, carrying out research into the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives while receiving no core funding from government or other sources. You can support the Institute in its mission to shape and challenge policy in these uncertain times by becoming a Corporate Member. 

Read here for more information about the advantages of joining our Corporate Members' scheme and do not hesitate to contact our Director, Professor Jagjit Chadha, or get in touch to discuss what NIESR can do for you.

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