President of the Royal Economic Society

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Royal Economic Society has appointed the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) Research Director Prof Rachel Griffith as its new President for 2019/20. Prof Griffith is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, Research Director of the IFS and Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP).

She is the Society’s first female President in over 35 years and becomes only the second woman to hold the post in the Society’s 129-year history. The Society also named Prof Carol Propper (Imperial College London) as President-Elect for 2019/20. They will join the ranks of other prestigious economists who have led the Society since it was formed in 1890. 

You can read more about Rachel's appointment here

Some CEPR Discussion Papers by Rachel Griffith and Carol Propper