Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy
Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy

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Yale School of Management

Mushfiq Mobarak

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. Mobarak is the founder and faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). Mobarak has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Kenya, Malawi and Sierra Leone. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to adopt technologies or behaviours that are likely to be welfare improving.

University of Oxford

Johannes Abeler

Johannes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. After studying electrical engineering and industrial engineering, he completed a PhD in economics. His research is in the area of behavioural economics. He has studied the economic effects of honesty, disappointment, fairness, complexity, and fungibility.

Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti

Alessandro Acquisti studies have spearheaded the application of economics and behavioral economics to the study of privacy. His articles have won numerous awards and have been published in outlets across multiple fields, including economics, marketing, computer science, and psychology. His findings have been featured in international media outlets, including Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, and 60 Minutes.

IFS

Stuart Adam

Stuart works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; capital gains tax; VAT; housing taxation; tax credits; incapacity benefits; council tax benefit; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

University of Oxford

Renée Birgit Adams

Renée B. Adams is a Professor of Finance at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research. She is an expert on corporate governance, bank governance and gender. Her work has a strong policy orientation and draws on economics, finance, management and psychology. She co-founded the American Finance Association’s “Academic Female Finance Committee” in 2015 and chaired it until 2020.

Queen’s University Belfast

Robin Adams

Robin Adams is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Economic History, Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include the careers of business elites, popular political fundraising, and the economic history of modern Ireland. His book, Shadow of a Taxman: Who funded the Irish Revolution? is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.