Rachel Griffith is Research Director of the IFS, Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, a Fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society and the Academy of Social Sciences, and a Research Fellow of CEPR. Rachel won the Birgit Grodal award in 2014, was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 for services to economic policy, and made a Dame in 2021 for services to economic policy and education. Her research considers the relationship between government policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to the food industry, innovation and productivity.