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Institute for Fiscal Studies

Laurence O'Brien

Laurence has worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in 2020 as a Research Economist in the Retirement, Saving and Ageing sector. He currently works on projects related to pension savings over the lifecycle and the labour market activity of older workers. Prior to joining the IFS, he worked as a research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Martin O'Connell

Martin is Deputy Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and heads the Consumption Sector. His research focuses on public economics, industrial organisation and applied microeconometrics. He has published several articles on the effects and design of public policy aimed at altering consumer and firm behaviour.

King's College London

Mary O'Mahony

Mary O’Mahony is Professor of Applied Economics at King’s Business School. Her broad research area is measuring and explaining international comparisons of growth and productivity, including the impact of labour force skills, information technology, intangible capital and innovation in generating productivity. Recent work has been concerned with incorporating health status into measures of human capital measuring the output of the education sector and using web-based data sources to

NYU Abu Dhabi

Kevin O'Rourke

Kevin O’Rourke is an economist and economic historian, and is currently Professor of Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi. He was formerly the Chichele Professor of Economic History at All Souls College, Oxford. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Fellow of the British Academy, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southern Denmark in 2022. He works on the history of globalization and deglobalization. His books include Globalization & History (with Jeff Williamson), Power


Kate Ogden

Kate joined the IFS as a Research Economist in 2020 and works in the local government sector. Her current focus is the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on local authority finances. She also works on analysis of the ongoing major changes to English local government finance, and another project considering the distributional impacts of spending on public services. Before joining the IFS she worked as an economist at the Cabinet Office.

Financial Access Initiative, NYU-Wagner

Timothy Ogden

Timothy Ogden serves as Managing Director of the Financial Access Initiative at NYU-Wagner. He speaks and writes regularly on financial inclusion, microfinance, inequality, and social investment. He is the author of Experimental Conversations, on the use of RCTs in development economics, and of the Weekly faiV, a widely read newsletter on financial inclusion, poverty and economic development. Tim also serves as a senior fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program and Financial