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

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Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Matthew Agarwala

Matthew Agarwala leads the Bennett Institute for Public Policy’s Wealth Economy project at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include: wealth accounting, natural and social capital, economic measurement, and the economics of wellbeing.

Matthew’s work spans sectors and disciplines, with co-authors including ecologists, economists, conservationists, social anthropologists, civil servants, members of UK Parliament, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry.

NIESR, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

Andrew Aitken

Andrew is a Senior Economist at NIESR and a research associate at ESCoE. He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has expertise in the area of labour economics including migration, minimum wages, urban economics and inequality. Current work includes analysing how firms respond to increases in minimum wages, and the development of democratic measures of household and national income.

European University Institute

Sule Alan

Sule Alan is a Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, Florence. Her research primarily focuses on the applications of behavioral science to designing and evaluating social policies. A significant component of her research involves designing novel experimental methods to measure socioemotional skills in children and adolescents. She is a board member of the Innovation in Government Initiative and co-chair of the Humanitarian Initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and an affiliate at the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

Bocconi University

Guido Alfani

Guido Alfani is Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Mila. He is also an Affiliated Scholar of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, New York. An economic and social historian and an historical demographer, he published extensively on inequality and social mobility in the long run and on the history of epidemics (especially of plague). Currently he is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project SMITE-Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe 1300-1800.

University of Strathclyde, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Marco Alfano

Marco Alfano is a lecturer in economics at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are the economics of migration, economics of conflict, development economics and family economics. Before joining Strathclyde, Marco worked at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London. Marco has also worked for various international organisations including The World Bank, The World Health Organisation, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Imperial College London

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen is Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London and has held these positions since July 2014. Main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises. He is a co-author with Richard Brealey and Stewart Myers of the eighth through thirteenth editions of the textbook Principles of Corporate Finance.