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    Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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    Professor of Employment Studies

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    Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics

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    Head of the Rights, International, Social and Economics department at the Trades Union Council

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    Director of Research and Economics at McKinsey

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    Deputy Director of Research for Economics at ESRC

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    Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Manchester

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    Senior Economic Advisor at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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    Chief Economist, Institute of Directors

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  • Tera Allas

    Director of Research and Economics at McKinsey

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    Professor of Economic Policy

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    Professor of Strategic Management and Behaviour Science

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    Professor of Economics and Behaviour Science

  • Professor Chad Syverson

    George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

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    Senior Fellow Emeritus – Economics Studies, Center on Regulation and Markets

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    Professor of Economics

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    Professor of Management Studies

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    Professor of Economics of Innovation

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    Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour

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    Professor of Management, Strategy and Innovation

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    Head of Structural Policy Analysis Division, OECD Economics Department

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    Head of Strategic and international analysis at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

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    Head of Energy Investment, International Energy Agency

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    Deputy Director, Research at the International Labour Organization

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    Head of Economics and Insights at Innovate UK

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    Agent for the North West at the Bank of England

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    Chief Economist at BP

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    Founding Director of Metro-Dynamics

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    CEO of the ScaleUp Institute

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    CEO of Be the Business

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    Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry

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    CEO of The Growth Company

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    Deputy Director of HM Treasury

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    Emeritus Professor at The University of Sussex

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    Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte

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    Lab Lead, Spatial Productivity Lab OECDat

Productivity Commission
  • Professor Jagjit Chadha

    NIESR Director

  • Professor Bart van Ark

    TPI Managing Director

  • Professor Alan Barrett

    CEO of the Economic and Social Research Institute

  • Professor Gillian Bristow

    Professor in Economic Geography

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    Bennett Professor of Public Policy

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    Spirit Aerosystems-Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Composites Engineering

  • Dawn Holland

    Consult on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting at NIESR

  • Rachel Lomax

    Non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings

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    Deputy Director for Macroeconomics, Modelling and Forecasting at NIESR

  • Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

    Principal of The University of Glasgow

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    NIESR Deputy Director

  • Dr. Dirk Pilat

    Associate Researcher at the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas

  • Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

    Regius Professor of Economics

  • Professor Tony Venables

    TPI Research Director

  • Professor Jackie Wahba

    Professor of Economics

  • Professor Stian Westlake

    CEO of the Royal Statistical Society

  • Professor Andy Westwood

    Professor of Government Practice

  • Professor Cecilia Wong

    Professor of Spatial Planning

  • Mike Keoghan

    Director General, Economic and Social Statistics at the Office for National Statistics

Opportunities

Research Assistant working with TPI’s Managing Director

We are seeking a Research Assistant working 0.5 FTE to support Bart van Ark in research and project management. The post will either be in Manchester or virtual (with frequent meeting at the Institute’s HQ in Manchester/meetings with the Director in London). The job will include literature reviews, data mining and analysis, writing support, preparation of slide decks for presentations, and undertaking background research for the monthly podcast series Productivity Puzzles.

Applications close 5 February 2023. For more information and to apply, visit w4mpjobs.org

Research Associate – Skill, digitisation and productivity in UK frontier firms

We’re seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate to work full-time on a 24-month project entitled Skill, digitalisation and productivity in UK frontier firms focusing on original data collection and qualitative research in a sample of companies in leading R&D sectors. The post is offered by our partner, King’s College London.

The project will investigate three questions: i) how are firms adapting skill and innovation strategies to harness digital technologies (DTs) for productivity growth?; ii) how do DT-induced changes in collaborations with external organisations contribute to skill, innovation and productivity gains?; and iii) what are the automation and augmentation effects of DTs, and how are they distributed within the firm?

Applications close 15 February. For more information and to apply, visit KCL’s job site.

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