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University of Bath

Matt Dickson

Matt Dickson is a Reader in Public Policy at the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, where he leads the programme of research on widening participation in higher education. Additional areas of expertise include returns to higher education; the causal effects of education on an individual’s socio-economic outcomes, their health and their children’s outcomes; and the impact of selective schooling systems on education and labour market outcomes.

Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford Univesity

Andrew Dilnot

Andrew Dilnot is Warden of Nuffield College Oxford and Chair of the Geospatial Commission. He was Chairman of the UK Statistics Authority from 2012 to 2017, and was the Chairman of the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, which reported in 2011. He was Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, from 2002 to 2012 and a Pro Vice Chancellor of Oxford University from 2005 to 2012. He was Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies from 1991 to 2002. He was the founding presenter of BBC Radio 4’s series on the beauty of numbers, ‘More or Less’ and presenter of two series of ‘A History of Britain in Numbers’, also for BBC Radio 4.

Cambridge Judge Business School

Elroy Dimson

Elroy Dimson research is on long-horizon investing and responsible investing; his publications are on active ownership, investment management, endowment strategy, ESG investing and financial history. Dimson chairs the Advisory and Policy Boards of FTSE Russell and he serves on the Board of the Geneva Finance Research Institute. Until 2016 he chaired the Strategy Council of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. He was formerly a Professor at London Business School.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jonathan Dingel

Jonathan Dingel is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research agenda focuses on the spatial distribution of economic activities across neighborhoods, cities, and countries. He aims to understand the substantial variation in the amount and nature of economic activity across space.

University of Sussex, IFS, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Richard Disney

Richard is a Part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, a Research Fellow at the IFS and Visiting Professor of Economics at University College London. He has been a member of the Senior Salary Review Body, a member of the NHS Pay Review Body an advisor to Tom Winsor’s investigation of police remuneration and a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (from 2018-19). His research interests lie largely in the field of applied microeconomics, notably labour market issues, housing policy, pensions and public spending.

Center for Global Development / Blavatnik School of Government

Ranil Dissanayake

Ranil Dissanayake is a policy fellow at CGD. An economist with more than 15 years’ experience in international development policy making, he has been a senior economic adviser to the Governments of Malawi and Tanzania, and to successive Chief Economists in the UK’s Department for International Development. His work focuses on the future of development cooperation, economic development in poor countries, and bridging the gap between research and policymaking.