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National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) 2005f
2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square London SW1P 3HE, United Kingdom
tel:44-20 7222 7665 fax:44-20 7654 1900

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1938.

General Description: NIESR is an economic research institute, with over 60 years of experience in applying academic excellence to the needs of business and policymakers. NIESR's objective is to promote, through quantitative research, a deeper understanding of the interaction of economic and social forces that affect people's lives so that they may be improved. NIESR is independent of all political interests. It receives no core funding from the government and is not affiliated with any single university, although its staff regularly undertake projects in collaboration with leading academic institutions. Its research interests are constantly changing in response to new needs but embrace most of the issues that shape economic performance. Current programs include work on productivity, pensions and the ageing population, trade and investment, European financial integration, labor markets, and economic statistics. All are underpinned by the institute's long-standing strength in macroeconomic modeling and forecasting.

Annual Budget:

Staff: 40 (32 research, 8 administrative/support), 11 visiting, 1 intern

Executive Officers:
Mr. WEALE, Martin CBE (Director)

Public Relations:
Mr. NABER, Grant E. (External Relations Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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