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Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

François Lafond

François Lafond is a senior research officer at the Mathematical Institute and deputy director of the Complexity Economics group at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and an associate member of Nuffield college. His main areas of research are in the economics of innovation and productivity, environmental economics, networks and complex systems, applied econometrics and forecasting.


Camille Landais

Camille Landais is Professor of economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the Public Economics Programme of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In addition to his academic position, he maintains affiliations with the Institut des politiques publiques, Institute for Fiscal Studies, STICERD, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and the European Economic Association, on whose council he sits. His research focuses on public finance and labour economics and his articles have appeared in various leading journals such as the American Economic Review, or the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Samuel Langton

Sam’s research focuses on examining the spatial and temporal patterning of crime.  His recent work focused on describing and explaining crime during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently working on a project in the Netherlands estimating demand for police services, including that originating from non-crime incidents. Sam is also interested in data visualisation, mapping and promoting the use of open software in social science.


Richard Layard

Richard Layard is a labour economist who worked for most of his life on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. He is also one of the first economists to work on happiness, and his main current interest is how better mental health could improve our social and economic life.


Neil Lee

Lee’s work focuses on innovation, labour markets, and economic development. He has also been Visiting Professor at Science Po Toulouse and before joining academia was Head of Socio-Economic Research at The Work Foundation, a think-tank. He has acted as consultant for projects for organisations ranging from the OECD, the British government, the World Bank, and the Kuwaiti government. He is Chair of the Policy Committee for the Regional Studies Association (RSA).

University of Sheffield Management School

Bill Lee

Bill Lee is a Professor of accounting at the University of Sheffield Management School. He is a leading authority on the use and application of qualitative research methods in accounting and he has a deep interest in the operation, strengths and merits of credit unions, both in the UK and internationally.