Our goal at the Institute for Fiscal Studies is to promote effective economic and social policies by better understanding how policies affect individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances.
We carry out theoretically-informed, empirical research, addressing major issues of private and public concern. Our research is founded on a unique combination of six disciplines; Economics, Politics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Philosophy.
We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. By really understanding the complexity of people's lives and attitudes, we give the public a powerful role in shaping decisions and services that make a difference to everyone.
Focused around six themes, our research spans the global challenges. Our interdisciplinary approach, and the international reach of our research, ensures UEA is well placed to continue to address significant research questions and make real impact on the world.