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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Dave Innes

Dave leads the Economics team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. Dave’s work focuses on making work a route out of poverty, and at JRF he has worked on the labour market, industrial strategy, productivity and cities. Dave previously worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and before that spent two years in the Rwandan civil service.

ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, King's College London

Annie Irvine

Annie Irvine is a qualitative researcher with expertise in mental health, employment and welfare systems. Currently at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, she is developing a programme of qualitative research on transitions between welfare and employment for people with experience of mental health problems, in the context of a precarious labour market. Annie prioritises research that has policy and practice relevance, whilst also exploring social conceptualisations of mental health.

Dartmouth College

Douglas Irwin

Douglas Irwin is John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), which The Economist and Foreign Affairs selected as one of their Best Books of the Year. He is president-elect of the Economic History Association (2022-23).

He is the author of Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, fifth edition 2020), Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press,

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), Monash University

Asad Islam

Asad Islam is the director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and a professor of economics at Monash University. His recent research focuses on social networks, education and health, gender, and technology adoption in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Cambodia. He is currently collaborating with leading NGOs, economists, and public health researchers to address a number of emerging challenges on covid19 issues.

University of Bristol

Yana Iwanskyj

My name is Yana Iwanskyj. I am a 3rd year economics student at the University of Bristol, and I am particularly interested in the economics of climate change, emerging markets and health economics.