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Institute for Employment Studies

Tony Wilson

Tony is the Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, and has particular expertise in labour market policy and analysis; the design and evaluation of employment and skills programmes, particularly for disadvantaged groups; and helping organisations to understand and apply evidence of what works. Prior to IES, Tony was a Director at the Learning and Work Institute; and before this spent a decade in a range of roles in the Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus and HM Treasury.

Wales Governance Centre; Cardiff University School of Law and Politics; ESRC Governance after Brexit Programme; UK in a Changing Europe

Daniel Wincott

Working across law and political science, Daniel Wincott is an expert in UK devolution, the territorial constitution, public attitudes, comparative territorial politics and social policy, including the UK ‘Internal Market’ and Brexit/Covid impacts on territorial governance and inequalities/‘levelling up’. He directs the ESRC’s interdisciplinary Governance after Brexit research programme and is Research Director of The UK in a Changing Europe. He a member of the

University of Sussex

L. Alan Winters

From 2008 to 2011 L Alan Winters was Chief Economist at the Department for International Development (DFID), and from 2004 to 2007 Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He is editor of The World Trade Review.

University of Chicago

Christian Wolf

Christian Wolf is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute. In the fall of 2021, he will join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as an assistant professor. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and time series econometrics.

Princeton University

Arlene Wong

Arlene Wong is an assistant professor of economics at Princeton University and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Arlene’s research focuses on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and household consumption.

University of Bristol

Max Wood

Max Wood is an editorial assistant at the Economics Observatory’s Bristol hub. In 2021 he completed his Economics degree at the University of Bristol. He is also a content creator and rising star on social media app TikTok.