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


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NIESR, University of Kent

Adrian Pabst

Adrian Pabst is Deputy Director for Social and Political Economy at NIESR and Professor of Politics at the University of Kent. His research is at the interface of political theory, political economy and public policy. He works on the interaction between states, markets and civic institutions, with a focus on questions of relational prosperity and human flourishing. A New Statesman Contributing Writer, Adrian writes about constructive alternatives to orthodox economic and social policy.

Vanderbilt University, NBER

Analisa Packham

Packham studies applied microeconomics, including labor economics, health economics and the economics of education. Her research focuses primarily on the causal impact of Title X clinic access on contraception use and childbearing and the effects of nutritional assistance benefit receipt on consumption, crime, domestic violence, and educational attainment.

The Graduate Institute, Geneva & CEPR

Ugo Panizza

Ugo is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Vice President of CEPR. His research focuses on Sovereign Debt, Finance and Development, Emerging Market Countries, and Economic Growth. Before joining the Graduate Institute, he was Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at UNCTAD and a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also worked at the World Bank and taught at the American University of Beirut and the University of Torino.

University College London

Elise Paul

Dr Elise Paul joined the Institute of Epidemiology & Health at UCL in September 2020. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on psychosocial predictors of mental and physical health outcomes across the lifespan. She completed her PhD in 2017 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her doctoral thesis examined predictors of self-harm ideation and behaviours in childhood and adolescence, with a particular focus on child abuse and neglect. Since then, she has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization implementing their global suicide prevention strategy. Elise is currently involved in several projects at UCL, including writing a review on loneliness and risk for cardiovascular disease.

Frontier Economics

Gillian Paull

Gillian Paull is a Senior Associate in the Public Policy practice at Frontier Economics. She undertakes research on the labour market and family-related policy for a variety of government departments and non-governmental organisations, with a particular focus on evaluating policy relating to childcare, mothers’ employment and poverty. Gillian has previously worked for the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and also served as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Affordable Childcare.

UC Davis

Giovanni Peri

Giovanni Peri is Professor of Economics and Director of the Global Migration Center at UC Davis. His research analyzes the economic determinants and consequences of international migrations with focus on labor markets and local economies. He has published in leading Academic Journals such as The American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of European Economic Association. The Economist, the BBC, the New York Times and NPR news have often featured his research.