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Lancaster University

Geraint Johnes

Geraint Johnes is Professor of Economics at Lancaster University. He has published widely in leading economics journals on efficiency measurement & labour markets, & is author of several books. His most recent work concerns the gig economy at regional level in the UK, & on the employment effects of retail sector developments. Geraint is a regular commentator on economic events on TV & radio, and has recently provided analysis on COVID-19 for (amongst others) BBC 5live, France24, RT & CGTN.

Wales Centre for Public Policy

Craig Johnson

Craig is a Research Associate with the Wales Centre for Public Policy. He has recently published reports on migration policy, the implications of Brexit for Wales, and public service leadership. His research interests are in politics and public policy. He has published in leading refereed academic journals on issues of party politics, public opinion and elections. He completed his PhD in Politics at Newcastle University in February 2018, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

David Johnston

Centre for Community Finance Europe & Liverpool John Moores University

Paul Jones

Dr Paul A Jones is Director of Research at the Centre for Community Finance Europe (CFCFE), Reader in the Social Economy at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and visiting lecturer at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in academic and action research in credit union development and financial services for lower and moderate-income households including advice, in the UK and across Europe. He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Co-operative Studies. Paul is a director of Enterprise Credit Union and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee at Manchester Credit Union.

Cardiff Business School

Calvin Jones

Calvin holds a PhD in the Economics of Tourism and Major Events. He has been involved in the development of a number of measurement tools for sustainability, including the pilot Environmental Satellite Accounts for Wales and the Tourism Environmental Satellite Account for Wales. His research interests focus on sustainable regional development, energy economics, and AI, automation and future skills. Calvin is a failed novelist, rock star and screen writer, but served a successful and rewarding (if short) period in Nelson Mandela’s security detail. He is a winner of both the Moss Madden Medal in regional science, and the People’s Choice Award at the 1996 International Snow Sculpting Championships.

Queen's University Belfast

David Jordan

David Jordan is a Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on regional economics and the Northern Ireland economy, and how its performance is shaped by institutions and policy. David is also a Research Associate at the Queen’s University Centre for Economic History, and a Postgraduate Research Associate of the Queen’s University Institute of Irish Studies.