The Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap) is an ESRC-funded research centre. Through research, teaching and national and international networks, cemmap provides a focus for development, understanding and application of methods for modelling individual behaviour, the influences on it and the impact of policy interventions.

Cemmap is a joint venture by the Department of Economics at University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Its offices are at the IFS in Bloomsbury in central London.

About the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice

  • Cemmap develops and applies methods for modelling individual behaviour, the influences on it and the impact of policy interventions.
  • Cemmap conducts research and organises conferences, lectures, workshops, masterclasses and training courses.
  • Academic and professional economists and social scientists from the UK and abroad are welcome at Cemmap events.
  • Cemmap maintains and extensive international network of fellows. It has organised 104 training courses and 40 masterclasses. The Centre is home to one of the world’s leading working paper series in the field of microeconometrics with over 370 titles, many now published in leading journals.
  • Cemmap was founded in 2000 with a grant from the Leverhulme Trust. Since July 2007 cemmap has been a national ESRC Research Centre.
  • Cemmap works with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), to develop research tools and training for social science practitioners.