Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy
Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy


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University of Oxford

Johannes Abeler

Johannes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. After studying electrical engineering and industrial engineering, he completed a PhD in economics. His research is in the area of behavioural economics. He has studied the economic effects of honesty, disappointment, fairness, complexity, and fungibility.

Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti

Alessandro Acquisti studies have spearheaded the application of economics and behavioral economics to the study of privacy. His articles have won numerous awards and have been published in outlets across multiple fields, including economics, marketing, computer science, and psychology. His findings have been featured in international media outlets, including Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, and 60 Minutes.


Stuart Adam

Stuart works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; capital gains tax; VAT; housing taxation; tax credits; incapacity benefits; council tax benefit; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

University of Oxford

Renée Birgit Adams

Renée B. Adams is a Professor of Finance at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research. She is an expert on corporate governance, bank governance and gender. Her work has a strong policy orientation and draws on economics, finance, management and psychology. She co-founded the American Finance Association’s “Academic Female Finance Committee” in 2015 and chaired it until 2020.

University of Oxford, IFS, CEP

Abi Adams-Prassl

Abi Adams-Prassl is an economist at the University of Oxford, where she is the co-convenor of the Applied Microeconomics group. Her work on labour economics and econometrics has been published in the leading peer-reviewed outlets in Economics, Law, and Human-Computer Interaction. She has been awarded a number of grants and prizes for her reseach including a UKRI COVID Research Grant on Inequality & Employment Progression, an ESRC Future Research Leader Award and a Turing-HSBC-ONS Data Science Award for work on atypical employment & the gig-economy, and the Wedderburn Prize for her work on enforcement of employment rights in the UK. Gender inequality is often a key focus of her work.


Arun Advani

Arun is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director of the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Visiting Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute. He studies issues of inequality, tax compliance, and tax design, with a focus on those with high incomes or wealth. He is also co-chair of the Discover Economics campaign, aiming to increase the diversity of people who study and work in economics.