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National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Iana Liadze

Iana Liadze is a Principal Economist at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Iana has worked with the National Institute Global Econometric Model (NiGEM) and the macroeconomic modelling team since 2006. As a key member of the macroeconomic modelling and forecasting team she is actively involved in every step of production of the institute’s quarterly review. A significant proportion of her time is devoted to research behind the development of NiGEM model as well as other projects predominantly in international macroeconomics, climate change, banking and financial instability and the determinants of output growth. She has published regularly both in the institute’s quarterly review and peer reviewed journals.

University of Liverpool

Lin Liu

Lin Liu is a lecturer at University of Liverpool. She received her PhD from University of Rochester. She specialises in macroeconomics. Her research focuses on understanding effects of monetary and fiscal policy using empirical and quantitative methods, and studying the interaction of infectious diseases and the macro economy using dynamic general equilibrium models. Her work on economic epidemiology models which predate the current pandemic have been published in Economic Theory and Journal of Mathematical Economics.

University of Birmingham

Johannes Lohse

Johannes Lohse is Lecturer (Ass. Prof) in Economics at the University of Birmingham. In his research he uses lab and field experiments to study cooperation, public goods provision, and the economics of charitable giving and pro-environmental behaviour. He is interested in why individuals contribute to intergenerational public goods, give to charities, or behave fairly and how such decisions vary with individual’s social and local identities and the presence of social information.

University of Warwick

Graham Loomes

Graham has degrees in Economics from the universities of Essex and Birkbeck College London. He previously held posts at the universities of Newcastle, York and East Anglia and has been at Warwick since 2009. He has undertaken research for a number of government bodies in the UK and elsewhere, and has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust. Currently, he is a co-investigator in the ESRC’s Network for Integrated Behavioural Science and the Leverhulme Trust’s ‘Value’ programme. He is one of the most highly cited researchers in Economics and Business based in the UK and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

University of Oxford

Hamish Low

Hamish is the James Meade Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Prior to joining Oxford in 2018, Hamish was a Professor of Economics and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Hamish holds a PhD in Economics from University College London. His research agenda is focused on three connected sets of issues: first, what sort of uncertainty do individuals face over their life-times; second, how do individuals respond to this uncertainty; and third, what is the role of government, especially through social insurance, in mitigating this uncertainty. The uncertainty that individuals face is partly due to economic risks, such as to their future wages or employment, to the value of their assets, such as housing and pensions, and economy-wide risks such as of recessions or financial contractions. Individuals also face risks to their health and to family structure, and these risks often have economic implications, such as when health shocks mean individuals are unable to work.

Bennett Institution for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Saite Lu

Dr Saite Lu is a senior teaching associate in development economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a research associate for the Wealth Economy project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. The project explores the conceptualisation and measurement of ‘missing capitals’. His work mainly considers the role of human capital and its interactions with social and natural capital. His secondary research field is on national accounting and empirical macroeconomic modelling.