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

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RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Cara Ebert

Cara is a senior researcher at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Goettingen. Her research focusses on how family dynamics interact with gender and health outcomes both in Germany and low- and middle-income countries. As part of her work Cara collects primary data and runs randomized experiments.

University of California, San Diego

Fabian Eckert

Fabian Eckert is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics at University College London and his PhD from Yale University. His research focusses mainly on International Trade, Macroeconomics, Economic Geography, and Urban Economics. Topics he is interested in are the geographical organisation of economies, increasing income inequality, the rise of the service economy, skill-biased technological progress, and work from home.

King’s College London

David Edgerton

David Edgerton is a historian who has studied the economic, industrial and technological history of war and militarism notably in the UK. Among his books are England and the Aeroplane (1991, 2019), Warfare State: Britain 1920-1970 (2005), The Shock of the Old (2006, 2019) and The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A twentieth-century History (2019). He has written on analogies between Covid-19 and war in the Guardian and the New Statesman.

Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde

David Eiser

David leads the Fraser of Allander Institute’s work on fiscal policy. He is an expert on fiscal devolution and the devolved budgets. He has been adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee since 2016. David also has research interests in inequality and labour markets, and was previously a commissioner on the Scottish Government’s Poverty and Inequality Commission.

University of Exeter

Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major OBE is Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility, based at the University of Exeter. His Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies, co-authored with Stephen Machin, has attracted attention across the world. His book What Works?, provides evidence-informed tips for teachers to improving learning. His expertise is in social mobility, education inequality and the use of evidence to improve outcomes for poorer pupils. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust.

University of Cambridge

Matt Elliott

Matt Elliott is Reader of Economics at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Jesus College Cambridge. He works on social and economic networks. A major research focus of his is how social and economic relationships between businesses affect the functioning of markets. He was awarded the Aliprantis Prize by the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory in 2012 (joint with Ben Golub, Harvard) and the Wiley Prize in Economics by the British Academy in 2017. He is the principal investigator of the European Research Council grant Embedded Markets and the Economy.