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Molde University College

Alex Krumer

Alex Krumer is a professor of sports economics at Molde University College in Norway. His main research interests are sports and behavioural economics. He published sports related papers in journals like European Journal of Operational Research, European Economic Review, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, Economic Inquiry. He serves as an Associate Editor at Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics.


Sonya Krutikova

Sonya joined the IFS in February 2014 as Director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo). Her main research interests are in the determinants of skill acquisition among children and young people living in poverty, as well as more broadly the mechanisms through which childhood conditions manifest in child development and outcomes. Her recent work focuses on the role of home and school factors in explaining the evolution of gaps in cognitive skills and school attainment among children from poorer and better off backgrounds in developing countries.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Ashwin Kumar

Ashwin is an economist and is Professor of Social Policy in the Policy Evaluation Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also the Unit’s Deputy Director.
Ashwin works on analysis and modelling of incomes, poverty, the labour market and welfare reform. He is also a member of the UK Statistics Authority Advisory Panel on Consumer Prices (Stakeholder), and a member of the Audit Committee of the homelessness charity St Mungo’s


Hande Küçük

Hande Küçük is the Deputy Director for Macroeconomics, Modelling and Forecasting at NIESR. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and previously worked as Deputy Director at the Central Bank of Turkey in the Research and Monetary Policy Department. She is experienced in central banking, macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and policy analysis. Her research areas are international macroeconomics and finance, monetary economics, applied econometrics.

Mines ParisTech

Margaret Kyle

Margaret Kyle (MINES ParisTech and CEPR) currently holds the Chair in Intellectual Property and Markets for Technology at MINES ParisTech. Her research concerns innovation, productivity and competition. She has a number of papers examining R&D productivity in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically the role of geographic and academic spillovers; the firm-specific and policy determinants of the diffusion of new products; generic competition; and the use of markets for technology. Recent work examines the effect of trade and IP policies on the level, location and direction of R&D investment and competition. She also works on issues of innovation and access to therapies in developing countries.


Adnan Qadir Khan

Adnan Khan is Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy at LSE. He had earlier served in the policy world and later as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre. He works on public policy, state capacity and political economy. He is affiliated with J-PAL at MIT, the Building State Capability Program at HKS, the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan, the Reducing State Fragilities Initiative at the IGC, and Yale’s Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE).