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Hector Pollitt

Institute for Government

Thomas Pope

Thomas Pope is deputy chief economist at the Institute for Government. He works across the Institute’s programme areas. He was previously an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, working on tax and the public finances. He has an MSC in economics from UCL and a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.

King’s College London and UK in a Changing Europe

Jonathan Portes

Jonathan Portes was Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2011, where he led economic analysis during the financial crisis and the G20 London Summit. From 2011 to 2015, he was Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. His research concentrates on immigration and labour mobility and the economic implications of Brexit. Other research interests include labour markets, fiscal policy, social security, and the use of evaluation and evidence.

McGill University

Markus Poschke

Markus Poschke is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Economics at McGill University, Montreal, where he has been working since 2007. In 2018, he received the Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Award. His main research interests are in macroeconomics broadly, in particular inequality, taxation, growth theory, firm dynamics, entrepreneurship, structural change, and the macroeconomics of labour markets.


Fabien Postel-Vinay

Fabien Postel-Vinay is a professor of economics at University College London and a Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also an IZA Research Fellow, a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics and a founding member of the European Search and Matching (SaM) network. He received his Ph.D. in economics at Université de Paris I in 1998. His research fields are applied and theoretical labour economics, labour market policy and economic dynamics. The focus of most of his recent contributions is on the economics and econometrics of job search models.


Natacha Postel-Vinay

Natacha Postel-Vinay is an economic and financial historian. Her research explores international finance, money and banking from a historical perspective, with a special focus on banking and fiscal crises. She is an expert in the history of the Great Depression. Her research also examines financial crisis resolution and the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, public finance and national debt. She teaches monetary and financial history from 1600 to the 21C and is a CEPR Research Affiliate.