Women in Economics: Rachel Griffith

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.


The fourth economist to be featured in the series is Rachel GriffithProfessor of Economics, Manchester University, research director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), co-director at the Center of Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) and the president of the Royal Economic Society. She is a CEPR Fellow in the Industrial organzation and Public Economics Programmes.

Rachel won the Birgit Grodal award in 2014 and was awarded a CBE in the 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 the food industry, innovation and productivity


You can find a list of all Rachel Griffith's CEPR Discussion Papers here, including:

Her VoxEU.org columns, videos and podcasts are listed here and include:

The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Rachel Griffith, as well as those of all the other economists featured in the series, are available on our YouTube channel here


This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.

Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.