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Greater London Authority

James Watson

James Watson is a macroeconomist working at the Greater London Authority. He specialises in macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, with an interest in combining these techniques with insights from other disciplines. James has forecasting experience in emerging markets, the US and Europe along with regional analysis in the UK.

Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde University

Rob Watts

Rob Watts is a Knowledge Exchange Associate at Strathclyde University’s Fraser of Allander Institute. He has expertise in analysing anti-poverty policies, human rights budgeting and the implications of economic policy for people with learning disabilities and family carers.

Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Julia Wdowin

Julia Wdowin is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She works on research at the interface of economic welfare, measurement issues, complexity, economics and ethics. Her PhD study focuses on conceptualising tools for measurement of wealth and individual well-being, holistically understood.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Michael Weber

Michael Weber is an Associate Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Monetary Economics and Asset Pricing groups, a member of the Macro Finance Society, and a research affiliate at the CESifo Research Network. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, international finance, and household finance.

University of Manchester

Andy Westwood

Andy Westwood is Professor of Government Practice at the University of Manchester. An expert in further and higher education, science policy and local/regional economic development and has worked regularly as an adviser for the OECD, IMF and the EU and the House of Lords select committee on Economic Affairs and Digital Skills. He has also worked in the UK government as a political and special adviser and civil servant in a variety of departments. He is a Co-Investigator at The Productivity

London School of Economics

Christine Whitehead

Christine Whitehead is Emeritus Professor in Housing Economics at the London School of Economics. She is an internationally respected applied economist concentrating in the fields of housing economics, finance and policy.  She has worked with a wide range of international agencies as well as regularly for the UK government and Parliament. She is currently specialist adviser to the Levelling Up Select Committee. Her latest book with Geoff Meen is Understanding Affordability published in