Institute for Public Policy Research

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Institute for Public Policy Research
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Type Progressive think tank
Headquarters 14 Buckingham Street, WC2N 6DF
Nick Pearce

IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research) is a progressive thinktank based in the UK. It was founded in 1988 and is an independent registered charity. It produces, conducts, and publishes research into, and promotes public education in, the economic, social and political sciences, and in science and technology; including the effect of moral, social, political and scientific factors on public policy and on the living standards of all sections of the community.

The founding director was James Cornford.[1] The current director is Nick Pearce,[2] a former Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit and special advisor to David Blunkett MP. Former members of staff include the former Liberal Democrat MP and pensions minister Steve Webb, and former director of strategy to Nick Clegg Richard Reeves.[3]


  1. ^ Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett (2006) 'What works'? British think tanks and the 'end of ideology', The Political Quarterly 77(2), pp. 156-165
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Dr Ian Kearns

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