Prospect held its 11th annual think tank awards last night, presented by Vince Cable, the business secretary and Bronwen Maddox, Prospect’s editor. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) claimed the top prize.
Prospect’s awards, described on Radio 4 as “the Oscars of the think tank world,” received a record number of entries from both inside and outside the UK. The ceremony was held at a packed Church House in Westminster.
Accepting the top prize on behalf of NIESR, Jonathan Portes quipped that while he was delighted with the prize, he was not sure how much impact the NIESR’s critique of the government’s economic policy was having.
Speaking after the ceremony, Portes said: “I am delighted with this award, which reflects the work not just of current NIESR staff but also my