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


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Institute for Fiscal Studies

Britta Augsburg

Britta Augsburg, an Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is an economist whose research focuses on understanding the channels through which poverty affects child development and how policy can be used to target these. Her current research portfolio focuses on the influence of the child’s nutrition and wider environment and the effectiveness of programs and policies that tackle constraints to environmental improvements at the community and household level.

World Bank Research

Pierre Bachas

Pierre is an economist in the Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank. He received a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2016. His research concentrates on Public Finance and Financial Inclusion in developing countries. In particular, how do tax evasion, informality, and limited administrative capacity impact the design of tax and transfer programs in low and middle-income countries.

University of Innsbruck

Alexandra Baier

Alexandra’s general research addresses topics on social exclusion and pro-social behaviour. Using economic experiments, she mainly studies group dynamics in social dilemma situations focusing on social exclusion as a form of punishment and its effects on individual behaviour.

University of East Anglia

Mark Bailey

Current research interests are the Black Death of 1348-9 and subsequent epidemics; their social, economic and cultural impact on fourteenth-century England; and their long-term contribution to England’s subsequent precocious economic performance.

Anahuac University

Jose Balmori de la Miyar

Jose is the Associate Dean and Professor in the Business and Economics School at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, development, and health economics. He has published on the effects of crime on development, women´s empowerment, and mental health. He has served as an external consultant for the Mexican Stock Exchange, the World Bank and Mexico´s Government Accountability Office.

University of St Andrews

Nicolò Bandera

Nicolò Bandera is a PhD student in Economics at the University of St Andrews. His main areas of research are macroeconomics and monetary economics. He is also particularly interested in China’s monetary policy. Before joining St Andrews, he worked at Eurizon SLJ Capital in a macro research role.