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Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Andrew Henley

Andrew Henley is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He has published extensively on labour economics, regional economics and on small business and entrepreneurship, He is a member of the project teams for both the ESRC Productivity Insights Network and the ESRC Productivity Institute, as well as co-investigator on a current ESRC project on the impact of COVID on self-employment. He has a long and extensive record of policy and business engagement in Wales.

London School of Economics and Political Science

Amanda Henwood

Amanda is a PhD student interested in the links between emotion, cognition and behaviour. She studied psychology to Masters level at the University of St Andrews and has a wealth of practical experience working within health technology and mental health care settings. More specifically, her research focuses on how changes in emotion can be used to facilitate changes cognition and behaviour in order to tackle important social issues and promote wellbeing.

University of Oxford

Cameron Hepburn

Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. Cameron has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across disciplines. He has co-founded three successful businesses and provides advice on energy and environmental policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN).

LSE, Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Christian Hilber

Christian Hilber is an urban and real estate economist interested in policy evaluation. His research focuses on issues relating to housing supply, land use regulation, homeownership, real estate price dynamics, public finance, and inequality. He has published and advised extensively on these issues and has provided evidence to Select Committees of the Treasury and the House of Lords, the PM’s Implementation Unit and the National Audit Office.


Nick Hillman

Nick Hillman has been the Director of HEPI since 2014. He worked for the Rt Hon David Willetts MP (now Lord Willetts), the Minister for Universities and Science, from 2007 until the end of 2013, as Chief of Staff and then Special Adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Previously, he was a History teacher and worked at the Association of British Insurers. At the 2010 general election, he was the runner-up in Cambridge.

University of Warwick

Thomas Hills

Thomas Hills is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick and Director of the MSc in Behavioural and Data Science.  His research uses big data, network science, and natural language processing to make inferences about the structure of memory over the lifetime and culture over generations.