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

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King's College London

Caitjan Gainty

Caitjan Gainty is a historian of 20th century health and healthcare. She is the PI of the Wellcome-funded project Healthy Scepticism, which reconsiders the role of evidence and expertise in medical knowledge-making processes, and her first book, in preparation, considers the early-twentieth century industrial origins of American healthcare. Her commitment to offering historical perspective on contemporary healthcare has recently led a series of articles on COVID-19.

Bocconi University

Vincenzo Galasso

Vincenzo Galasso is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan; Research Fellow at CEPR, London at CES-Ifo, Munich, and at IGIER, Milan. He is the Director of the Research Unit “APE, Analysis in Pension Economics” at Baffi Center. He is co-Editor of the European Journal of Political Economy, and of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. His research deals with political economics, aging, social security and the welfare state.

London Business School

Andrea Galeotti

Andrea Galeotti is an expert in microeconomics, industrial organisation and game theory. His research focuses on the economics of networks, with a particular interest in diffusion models and strategic behaviour. His most recent work studies optimal policy interventions that are targeted taking into account network structure. Since the starting of Covid-19 pandemic he has been interested in the information value of testing, and how to combine information theory within network models to better understand how to formulate more effective testing and contact tracing technologies.

LSE

Matteo Galizzi

I am Associate Professor of Behavioural Science and Co-Director of the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. I am a behavioural and experimental economist working on health and public policy. I have founded the Behavioural Experiments in Health Network (BEH-net) and the Data Linking Initiative in Behavioural Science (DLIBS). I serve as the LSE local lead of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN).

Warwick Business School

Ana Galvao

Ana Beatriz Galvão research on empirical macroeconomics and forecasting has been widely published in leading academic researchers. Her recent research has focused on the measurement and communication of data uncertainty, asymmetries in the transmission of shocks to the macroeconomy, the impact of expert judgment in forecasting and applications of mixed frequency models.

Resolution Foundation

Laura Gardiner

Laura oversees the Resolution Foundation’s work in a range of areas including the labour market, taxes, welfare and social mobility. She also specialises in intergenerational issues, and during 2016-18 was secretary to the Intergenerational Commission. Prior to joining the Resolution Foundation Laura spent four years at the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, where she worked on unemployment, young people, welfare reform and housing.