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University College Dublin

Orla Doyle

Dr. Orla Doyle is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin. The core focus of her research is the economics of human behaviour. She has developed, led, and consolidated a large research programme dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of early childhood intervention programmes using experimental designs. She is the Director of the UCD Childhood and Human Development Research Centre.


Elaine Drayton

Elaine is research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, working in the Education and Skills sector. Her research interests include understanding the origins of socioeconomic inequalities and the role that policies can play during the early years, adolescence and early adulthood in reducing socioeconomic gaps. Current projects include investigating the contribution of universities to social mobility and the mechanisms behind this. Prior to joining the IFS, she worked as a researcher at

University of Bristol

George Drewitt-Jones

My name is George. I am a 3rd year economics student at the University of Bristol, and I am interested in the economics of climate change and its impact on financial markets.

Toulouse School of Economics

Pierre Dubois

Pierre Dubois is professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, fellow of the CEPR and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. His research is on industrial organization, demand models, health and pharmaceuticals, development economics and applied econometrics. He has been Managing Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, Scientific Director of the TSE and is currently Co-Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

The Policy Institute, King’s College London

Bobby Duffy

Bobby is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute. He has worked across most public policy areas in 25 years in policy research and evaluation, and has been seconded to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. His work on Covid-19 has focused on how public misperceptions and expectations interact with attitudes and behaviour. This draws on his book, The Perils of Perception – why we’re wrong about nearly everything, focused on how people misperceive key social

University of Kent

Alfred Duncan

Alfred is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Kent. Alfred studies the theory and empirics of risk sharing. Alfred’s research focuses on the interactions between individual specific and wider macroeconomic risks. The primary applications of this research relate to the design of financial stability policy. The research also has wider implications for fiscal policy.