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National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Rory Macqueen

Rory is Principal Economist in the Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting team at NIESR, producing quarterly forecasts of the UK economy and additional analyses of areas including inflation and the labour market.

University of Padova

Leonardo Madio

Leonardo Madio is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and Research Affiliate of the CESifo Research Network. He works in the field of industrial organization and his recent interests concern the regulation of digital markets and the new challenges for competition policy. He holds a P.hD from the University of York and, prior to TSE, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics of the Universitè catholique de Louvain.

Centre for Cities

Elena Magrini

Elena Magrini is a senior analyst at Centre for Cities, where she leads work on the labour market, employment and skills policy. Elena’s recent research focuses on the impact of Coronavirus on the labour market, the future of work and inclusive growth in the UK largest cities and towns.

University of Kent

Miltos Makris

Miltos Makris is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kent UK  (is joining Essex in September 2021). After finishing his graduated studies in the Athens University of Economics and Business, he was awarded a Phd in Economics by the University of Essex, UK. He has published in leading peer-reviewed economics journals such as International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Public Economics. He is an expert in microeconomics, game theory,

Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Alan Manning

Alan Manning is professor of economics at the London School of Economics and is director of the Centre for Economic Performance’s research programme on Community. From 2009 to 2012 he was Head of the Economics department at LSE, from 2004 to 2011 he was a member of the NHS Pay Review Body and from 2016-2020 was Chair of the UK Migration Advisory Committee. His expertise is on labour markets including monopsony, minimum wages, immigration and the impact of technology.


Kalina Manova

Kalina Manova is a Harvard AB/AM/PhD and was previously professor at Stanford, Princeton and Oxford. She is CEPR Research Fellow, Bank of England Consultant and EEA Executive Committee Member. She has received a Leverhulme Prize in Economics and a €1.5M European Research Council grant. Her research examines financial frictions in international trade and investment; firm productivity and management; and global value chains. She has expertise on Europe, China and the US.