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Richard Layard

Richard Layard is a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He is also one of the first economists to work on happiness, and his main current interest is how better mental health could improve our social and economic life.


Neil Lee

Lee’s work focuses on innovation, labour markets, and economic development. He has also been Visiting Professor at Science Po Toulouse and before joining academia was Head of Socio-Economic Research at The Work Foundation, a think-tank. He has acted as consultant for projects for organisations ranging from the OECD, the British government, the World Bank, and the Kuwaiti government. He is Chair of the Policy Committee for the Regional Studies Association (RSA).

Ines Lee

University of Sheffield Management School

Bill Lee

Bill Lee is a Professor of accounting at the University of Sheffield Management School. He is a leading authority on the use and application of qualitative research methods in accounting and he has a deep interest in the operation, strengths and merits of credit unions, both in the UK and internationally.

Toulouse School of Economics

Yassine Lefouili

Yassine Lefouili is an associate professor at the Toulouse School of Economics. His main research fields are industrial organization, competition policy, digital economics, and the law and economics of intellectual property. He is the director of the executive education program and the master’s program in competition law and economics at TSE, and an associate editor at the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

University of Strathclyde

Otto Lenhart

I am a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Strathclyde. My primary fields of interest are health and labour economics. My research focuses on estimating the effects of public policy changes. The overarching theme of my research agenda is studying health and labor market effects of policy changes that alter individuals’ income security, such as changes to income assistance programs, minimum wages, insurance coverage, and maternal benefits.