Diane writes about: Economics

Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She founded Enlightenment Economics, a consultancy specializing in economic issues related to new technologies, innovation, and competition policy. She is also an expert adviser to the Office for National Statistics and National Infrastructure Commission. She has held a number of public service roles, including as a member of the Industrial Strategy Council, the Natural Capital Committee, the Migration Advisory Committee, and the Competition Commission, as well as Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust.

Coyle is the author of several books, including Markets, State, People: Economics for Public Policy, a textbook that examines how societies reach decisions about the use and allocation of economic resources, the bestselling GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History, and The Economics of Enough. She has also published numerous book chapters, reports, and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis as well as Economics Editor of The Independent.

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