Karl is a Senior Economist at the Resolution Foundation. He specialises on welfare, but also works on broader labour market and economic growth issues. Previously he worked as an economist in the civil service, advising on cross government labour market strategy, economic and fiscal risk management, Universal Credit evaluation and labour market activation policy.
University of Glasgow
Nick is Professor of Environmental and One Health Economics at the University Of Glasgow. His main research interests are environmental valuation, ecological-economic modelling, economic history and the economics of sustainable development. He has recently been working on a number of One Health projects. Nick is co-author of three textbooks in environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis.
W. Walker Hanlon
W. Walker Hanlon is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Northwestern University. His research focuses on understanding how economies evolve over the long-run using novel historical data. He is particularly interested in questions related to technological progress, urbanization, demography, international trade, and the environment. Before joining Northwestern, Professor Hanlon spent four years working at NYU’s Stern School of Business, one year as a Kenen Fellow at Princeton University from 2016-2017, and was an Assistant Professor at UCLA from 2012-2016. He has been a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2012 and at CEPR since 2020. Professor Hanlon received his B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University.
Imperial College Business School
Stephen Hansen is Associate Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. He has served as an academic consultant to the Bank of England, and has recently held fellowships at the Hoover Institute and Alan Turing Institute. He is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and CESifo, where he also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board. Areas of expertise include financial transaction data, machine learning, natural language processing.
University of Edinburgh
University of Bristol
Susan Harkness is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Poverty and Social Justice at the University of Bristol. She is co-Investigator of the ESRC research centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), where she leads the research programme on ‘Changing family life-courses and inequalities.’ Her research focusses on how gender and family structure relate to inequality and poverty. She has particular interests in maternal employment and single parents’ socio-economic circumstances.