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


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Climate Econometrics, Nuffield College, Oxford

David F. Hendry

David F. Hendry Kt is Co-director of Climate Econometrics & Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, previously Professor and Chairman, Oxford University Economics Department. He is past President, Royal Economic Society; Fellow, British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Econometric Society, & Academy of Social Sciences; Foreign Honorary Member, American Economic Association & American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He researches econometrics, macroeconomics, climate & forecasting.

University of Oxford

Alexander Haas

Alexander Haas is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Oxford. He is also affiliated with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Over the course of his PhD, Alex has spent several months visiting the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. His research interests are in macroeconomics, monetary policy, and financial intermediation.

Resolution Foundation

Karl Handscomb

Karl is a Senior Economist at the Resolution Foundation. He specialises on welfare, but also works on broader labour market and economic growth issues. Previously he worked as an economist in the civil service, advising on cross government labour market strategy, economic and fiscal risk management, Universal Credit evaluation and labour market activation policy.

University of Glasgow

Nick Hanley

Nick is Professor of Environmental and One Health Economics at the University Of Glasgow. His main research interests are environmental valuation, ecological-economic modelling, economic history and the economics of sustainable development. He has recently been working on a number of One Health projects. Nick is co-author of three textbooks in environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis.

Imperial College Business School

Stephen Hansen

Stephen Hansen is Associate Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. He has served as an academic consultant to the Bank of England, and has recently held fellowships at the Hoover Institute and Alan Turing Institute.  He is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and CESifo, where he also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board.  Areas of expertise include financial transaction data, machine learning, natural language processing.

University of Bristol

Susan Harkness

Susan Harkness is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Poverty and Social Justice at the University of Bristol. She is co-Investigator of the ESRC research centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), where she leads the research programme on ‘Changing family life-courses and inequalities.’ Her research focusses on how gender and family structure relate to inequality and poverty. She has particular interests in maternal employment and single parents’ socio-economic circumstances.