We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making.
Institute for Policy Research
A leading public policy research institute, based at the University of Bath.
We offer postgraduate courses, a Policy Fellowship Programme for senior policymakers and practitioners, and an International Visiting Fellows scheme.
Bath academics can apply to spend a semester at the IPR to work on an interdisciplinary research project with substantial policy and public engagement.
Blog: Dr Sarah Chapman discusses the underlying causes behind vaccine hesitancy, including social media, information online, and healthcare practices.
Blog: Visiting Professor Ricardo Garcia-Mira and Visiting Policy Fellow Jorge Sainz discuss the prospects for UK universities and researchers post-Brexit.
Working paper: This paper examines the fiscal and distributional effects of alternative basic income implementation modes across 28 European welfare states.
We are delighted to launch a new Artificial Intelligence stream to our Policy Fellowship Programme.
A new report by the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter calls for the establishment of a National Centre for Universities and Public Policy.
The findings of research, led by Dr Michael Donnelly for the Social Mobility Commission, are announced today.
This year’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) symposium, This is Tomorrow, aims to address the ongoing debates affecting our future.
Join us for the launch of ‘Assessing the case for basic income in light of automation and labour market change’, a new report from Dr Luke Martinelli.