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University of Edinburgh

Rachel Scarfe

Rachel is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the economics of non-standard working, including zero-hours contracts and part-time work. She is also interested in the application of labour economics to sports data. She was previously an economic consultant, preparing damages calculations and business valuations for international arbitrations and disputes in the UK courts. She worked across a range of industries, including healthcare, energy and financial services.

University of Birmingham

Kimberley Scharf

Kimberley Scharf is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Head of the Economics Department at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests span several subfields of economics, including political economy, public finance, international trade and finance, and industrial organisation. It also reaches out to other disciplines – e.g., marketing and decision sciences. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and has been funded by the ESRC, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, the British Academy, the European Research Council, HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs.

Wolfram Schlenker

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

W. Benedikt Schmal

London School of Economics

Patrick Schneider

Patrick is a PhD candidate in economics at LSE, and he previously worked as an economist for the Bank of England. His past research has analysed the UK’s productivity slowdown, as well as the likely impacts of Brexit and Scottish independence.

UCD Michael Smurfit Business Graduate School

Fabiola Isabel Schneider

Fabiola is a doctoral researcher at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business Graduate School in Dublin. Her research interests include emission reporting, energy finance and the influence of environmental, social and governance factors on corporate finance. She is a Sherpa to the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and has consulted on the EU’s Ecolabel. Fabiola is part of the ClimateDisclosure100 initiative seeking to address the challenge of incomplete corporate emission reporting.