Professor Rachel Griffith FBA

Applied economic analysis of the impact of government policy on economic performance; competition, innovation and productivity; firm pricing behaviour; consumer shopping patterns and nutrition

Elected 2009

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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.

Current post

Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Professor of Economics, The University of Manchester

Past appointments

Institute for Fiscal Studies Research Director

2011 -

University of Manchester Professor

2011 -

What is economics?

4 Oct 2019 Professor Rachel Griffith FBA

Professor Rachel Griffith FBA explains the study of economics and how economists consider how policies and practices could help people make better choices; for themselves, their families, or for society.

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