UCL Department of Economics


Professor Imran Rasul becomes Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy

6 September 2022

Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics at UCL will become Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) based at the Institute of Fiscal Studies from August 2022.


Professor Sir Richard Blundell, also based at UCL Economics is stepping down after 31 years in the role after leading the initial application for an ESRC-funded Centre in 1991 and managing its subsequent research programme since then, building an outstanding reputation as a global centre of excellence and have official ESRC Research Institute status.

Imran has been a Co-Investigator at CPP since 2015, is a Research Director at IFS, and is a Co-director for the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy based at UCL Economics. His research interests include labour, development and public economics.

The CPP underpins and is fundamental to IFS's research agenda, and is of central importance to their ability to integrate research with policy analysis. ESRC Centre funding enables the IFS to maintain the combination of impartiality, rigour and authority that is essential if we are to continue to achieve wide-ranging impact on policy and to inform the public debate.

You can read the full announcement from the Institute of Fiscal Studies here.