International Advisory Board
Vivien Schmidt, Chair
Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration & Professor of International Relations & Political Science, Boston University
Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
Research interests: Labour economics, wage entrepreneurship, trade unions and happiness determination, youth labour markets. Full profile
Aditya Chakrabortty is economics leader writer and columnist at the Guardian. Previously, Aditya spent five years as economics producer for the BBC, working with then-economics editor Evan Davis, and his series of reports from China won a Harold Wincott award in 2006. He was senior producer on the BBC Ten o’clock News and Newsnight. He has also written for the Telegraph, the Financial Times, the FT Magazine and the New Statesman.
Reader of Economics, University of Cambridge
Research interests: Role of the state in economic change; industrial policy and technology policy; privatisation and regulation; theories of institutions and morality; the East Asian economies; corporate governance. Full profile
Benjamin Jerry Cohen
Professor of International Political Economy, University of California
Research interests: Issues of international monetary and financial relations, ranging from exchange rates and monetary integration to financial markets and international debt. Full profile
Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital
Dan joined NPC as Chief Executive in October 2011. He was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury and has worked as a special adviser to the Secretary of State in the Education Department. Full profile
Centenary Professor at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
Before moving to the University of Canberra, Dryzek was Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University.
Research interests: Democratic theory, democratizatione, environmental politics, climate change and global governance. Full profile
Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath & Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics
Research interests: Climate change and social policy, human needs and well being, welfare regimes and social policy in developing countries, political economy in welfare states. Full profile
Co-founder & Chief Investment Strategist of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO)
Mr. Grantham co-founded GMO in 1977. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. Mr. Grantham is GMO’s chief investment strategist and is an active member of GMO’s asset allocation division. He is routinely mentioned by the financial press and was recently listed by Bloomberg’s financial reporters and editors as one of the 50 most influential people in global finance and one of ten in investing. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Peter A. Hall
Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
Research interests: European politics, policy-making, and comparative political economy. Full profile
CIGI Chair in International Political Economy & Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo
Research interests: International political economy, international money and finance, North-South economic relations, history of political economy. Full profile
Chair of Big Innovation Centre, The Work Foundation & Principal of Hertford College, Oxford
Will began his career in the City. He is particularly well known for his journalism, working for the BBC as a radio producer and reporter, and as economics correspondent for Newsnight, before spending four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He also regularly contributes to the Financial Times and the Guardian. Full profile
Chief Executive of the Resolution Trust
Gavin Kelly was Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation from 2010 to 2015 and is now Chief Executive of the Resolution Trust. Gavin joined the Resolution Foundation from Number 10 Downing Street where he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this Gavin was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HMT, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government, Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and a member of Tony Blair’s Policy Unit. Before working in government Gavin was Director of Research at the Institute of Public Policy Research and the Fabian Society, and taught economics and politics at the University of Sheffield. Full profile
Patrick Le Gales
CNRS Research Professor, the Centre d’études européennes of Sciences Po & Visiting Professor, King’s College London
Research interests: Public policy, and sociology of the state in Europe, European cities and great global metropolis, economic sociology/political economy, Great Britain: state and society. Full profile
Political writer & Academic
David is a former Labour MP and chief adviser to the European commission and was a founding member of the SDP. A leader writer for the Guardian early in his career, he has since held numerous academic positions including Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford and Director of the Political Economy Research Centre here at the University of Sheffield.
Research interests: British political traditions; European Union, particularly the ‘democratic deficit’; and social democracy. Full profile
Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster. He was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, becoming the programme’s Economics Editor on 1 June 2014, a post he formerly held on BBC2’s Newsnight programme. His groundbreaking reports on the rise of China as an economic power won him the Wincott Award in 2003. He has covered a diverse range of stories from the corporate scandals of Enron and Worldcom, to the collapse of Lehman Brothers live from outside its New York HQ, and since then he has continued to report on the social and economic impact of the global meltdown.
Professor of Government and Business, University of Manchester Business School
For forty years Mick has taught government in universities, and has just retired as Professor of Government at the University of Manchester but continues to teach business and government at the University of Manchester Business School.
Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia
Research interests: Political economy, urban and regional restructuring, theories of economic regulation and transformation, policymaking and statecraft, labor studies, neoliberalization, governance. Full profile
Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), Executive Director of Advocacy International and a fellow of the New Economics Foundation
Ann is a leading author and commentator on economic affairs. She is best known for her leadership of a worldwide campaign to cancel approximately $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the poorest countries – Jubilee 2000. Full profile
Professor of Economics, King’s College London
Research Interests: Immigration, labour markets and poverty.
Lord Robert Skidelsky
House of Lords & Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, University of Warwick
Political interests: education, economic policy, Europe, transition economies, arts. Full profile
Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies & Professor of Sociology, University of Köln
Research interests: Political science, political economy, economic sociology. Full profile
Professor in Government & International Relations, University of Sydney
Research interests: Comparative Government & Politics, International Political Economy, State Capacity and Globalisation, Developmental States, Politics of International Trade. Full profile
Professor of International Political Economy, University of Oxford
Research interests: Globalization, the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO and other global economic institutions; Developing countries in the global economy; Global governance. Full profile