New Year's Honour for Rachel Griffith
Many congratulations to Rachel Griffith, who has been made a Dame in the New Year's honours list.
Dame Rachel, who has been a CEPR Research Fellow in the Industrial Organization and Public Economics Programme Areas since 1999, is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester as well as Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). In addition to her position at CEPR she is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences and Honorary Foreign Member of the American Economic Association. She won the Birgit Grodal award in 2014 and was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to economic policy and was also the first female President of the European Economic Association (2013-2015), the Royal Economics Society’s first female President (2018-2021) in over 35 years and only the second woman to hold the post in its 129-year history.
In her role at the IFS, Dame Rachel has used her pre-eminent position to support the development of UK Government Economic Policy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can find recent VoxEU columns by Rachel Griffith here, including:
- A new year, a new you? (22 January 2018)
- Soda taxes target the young but not individuals with high sugar diets (29 January 2018)
- Potential consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers for earnings inequality in the UK (1 December 2020)
- Alcohol price floors and their effect on heavy drinking (11 December 2020)
and you can find CEPR Discussion Papers by Rachel here, including:
- DP14102 The innovation premium to soft skills in low-skilled occuptions
Author(s): Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Richard William Blundell, Rachel Griffith
- DP15126 Potential consequences of post-Brexit trade barriers for earnings inequality in the UK
Author(s): Rachel Griffith, Peter Levell, Agnes Norris Keiller
Dame Rachel was also featured in the CEPR/UBS Women in Economics series in 2019 and you can find the videos profiling her work here: