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ESRC Centre on Micro Social Chanage (MiSoC), Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

Emilia Del Bono

Emilia’s research agenda focuses on disparities in children’s human capital that lead to inequalities later in life. Her research revolves around three themes: the extent to which maternal health behaviours shape the health and cognitive endowment of children; the way in which differences in educational opportunities affect later educational attainment, labour market outcomes, and long-term life chances; and the effects of maternal time inputs on children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes.

Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Maria del Rio-Chanona

Maria is a PhD student at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. Maria holds a BSc in Physics from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Maria has been a research intern at Imperial College London, Ryerson University, and at the International Monetary Fund. Her main areas of research are in complexity economics, networks and shock propagation, agent-based models, and the future of work.

CNRS- Paris Dauphine University

Anne-Laure Delatte

Anne-Laure Delatte is currently a CNRS Tenured Researcher in the Econ Department of Paris Dauphine University and a CEPR Research Affiliate. She has been a visiting scholar at Princeton University from 2014 to 2017. Before that, Anne-Laure Delatte was a Fellow at OFCE-Sciences Po and an associate Prof. at Rouen Business School. She started her academic career at the Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology in 2006. She was a member of the French Council of Economic Analysis in 2017-18.

University of Reading

Marina Della Giusta

Marina is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading, which she joined after her doctorate in 2001. She was Head of Department from 2013 to 2016 and is now the Deputy Chair of the CHUDE committee of the Royal Economic Society and a member of both the Women Committee and the Communications and Engagement Committee, where she is promoting initiatives surrounding both the communication and teaching of economics and the advancement of women in the profession, within and outside academia.

University of East Anglia

David Deller

David is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre of Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia. Much of David’s research has focused on consumer behaviour and policy questions in regulated markets, in particular the energy sector. Significant pieces of his research have investigated the measurement of fuel poverty and the determinants of consumers switching energy supplier. David’s research has been published in Energy Economics, The Energy Journal and Energy Policy.

Blavatnik School of Government, Economics Department and Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

Stefan Dercon

Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, and Policy Advisor to the Foreign Secretary in the UK’s newly merged Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Previously, he was Chief Economist of the Department of International Development (DFID).

His research concerns what keeps some people and countries poor: the failures of markets, governments and politics, mainly in Africa, and how to achieve change. Dull Disasters (OUP, 2016) focused on how to organise and finance responses to humanitarian crises.