Warwick and NIESR agree partnership
The University of Warwick and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which enables both parties to collaborate for mutual benefit on a number of objectives. The partnership will be co-ordinated through Warwick in London.
NIESR is a research institute founded in 1938 to carry out research to improve understanding of the economic and social forces that affect people’s lives and the ways in which policy can bring about change.
The partnership will look to operate in a few areas including research, teaching and public engagement.
Research topics include macroeconomics, finance, health, housing, inequality and education. Collaboration can include public engagement events and joint workshops, and the arrangement also includes space at the NIESR offices in Westminster, London, for Warwick staff.
NIESR and Warwick will also look to jointly produce briefings, reports and run joint events as well as deliver short courses for the public and private sectors.
The collaboration can also benefit students on several fronts including for NIESR staff to give lectures on recent developments in the UK economy, modelling, forecasting, national accounts, flow of funds and the financial sector. There will also be research opportunities for PhD students.
Professor Muthoo, Dean of Warwick in London, who will act as Warwick’s primary liaison officer said “this is a very exciting development for Warwick and NIESR and I am looking forward to seeing the tangible impact and benefits of this fruitful collaboration”.