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Tali Sharot

Sharot is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation and social factors influence our expectations, decisions and beliefs. Her papers have been published in top scientific journals including Nature, Science and Nature Neuroscience. Dr. Sharot is the author of The Optimism Bias (2011) and The Influential Mind (2017), both of which received the British Psychological Society Book Award. She has written essays for the popular press that have been published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, Observer, BBC and more.

Health Foundation

Nihar Shembavnekar

Nihar is an economist at the Health Foundation and works primarily on labour market issues in health and social care. Previously, he worked as a labour market economist at HM Treasury, where he undertook research on minimum wage policy. Nihar also has prior experience in quantitative and qualitative research at Ofgem and ICF Consulting. His areas of expertise include labour economics, development economics and international trade.

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Mehdi Shiva

Mehdi is an Economist at the GO Lab. His work involves enhancing the reliability of impact bond evaluations by promoting robust economic evaluation methods such as cost-effectiveness and decision analysis. Prior to joining the GO Lab team, he worked with medical researchers at the Ninewells Hospital, Dundee to analyse the cost-effectiveness of an innovative methods of diagnosing prostate cancer. Other experience includes directing a research programme of an entrepreneurial company, Happening Technologies, in collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, which familiarised him with designing research projects and building research capabilities in coalition with the public sector. 

Emily Shuckburgh

IFS, Education Policy Institute

Luke Sibieta

Dr Luke Sibieta is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Education Policy Institute. He currently leads IFS’s ongoing work on education spending and resources. His research covers education spending, the teacher labour market and educational inequalities

University of York

Luigi Siciliani

Luigi Siciliani has specialised in the economics of hospitals and has published over 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include waiting times for non-emergency treatment, hospital quality competition, contracting theory applied to health care, pay for performance and coordination between health and social care. He is an Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and member of the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health.