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Chris Pike

Chris Pike leads the OECD Competition Committee’s Working Party 2, which focuses on competition policy & regulation. He has led the OECD’s work on competition & regulatory policy in digital markets, its ground-breaking research on inclusive competition, and the development of an international standard on competitive neutrality. Previously, Chris was Director of Competition Economics at the UK’s Healthcare Regulator. He has also advised the Competition Commission on mergers & market studies.

University of Bristol

Ben Pimley

Ben Pimley is an Editorial Assistant at the Economics Observatory and Third Year BSc Economics with Study Abroad Student at the University of Bristol.

Charities Aid Foundation

Susan Pinkney

Susan has over 20 years experience working in market and social research in both Edinburgh and London. Through this she has helped provide insight to a number of charities on the local, national and international level. Since 2016 she has been the Head of Research at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) where she is on the senior leadership team. In this role she is responsible for CAF’s research outputs which help inform the charity world and beyond. Susan has been a trustee of The Hospice in The Weald since 2017.

University of Bristol

Ahmed Pirzada

Ahmed Jamal Pirzada is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bristol and a Fellow of Advanced Higher Education (FHEA). He specialises in macroeconomics with particular interest in understanding the role of nominal rigidities and production networks in firms’ pricing decisions and the monetary policy. His interests also include exploring questions relevant to emerging economies


Lucinda Platt

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy at the LSE. A quantitative sociologist, her research focuses on inequalities, particularly those relating to ethnicity, migration, gender and disability. She has published widely on these topics. Lucinda is Associate Editor of the European Sociological Review, co-investigator of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, and a panel member of the IFS Deaton Inequality Review.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Alexander Plekhanov

Alexander Plekhanov is Director, Transition Impact and Global Economics, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He edits EBRD’s annual economic report, Transition Report, and the Regional Economic Prospects. His responsibilities also include trade policy and analysis of development impact of EBRD projects. Prior to 2007, he worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.  Alexander holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.