About this Fellow
Rachel is Research Director of the IFS. She is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, Editor of the Economic Journal and a Research Fellow of CEPR. Rachel won the Birgit Grodal award in 2014 and was awarded a CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 for services to economic policy. Her research considers the relationship between government policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to empirical industrial organisation, the retail food sector, nutrition, innovation, productivity and corporate tax.
- Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Professor of Economics, The University of Manchester
- Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2011
- Professor, University of Manchester, 2011
The economic development of Africa; the causes of state fragility and implications for public policy; the management of natural resources; the management of urbanization
Financial Economics; corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, financial crises, and financial regulation