Questions and answers about coronavirus and the UK economy

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Johannes Abeler

University of Oxford

Johannes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. After studying electrical engineering and industrial engineering, he completed a PhD in economics. His research is in the area of behavioural economics. He has studied the economic effects of honesty, disappointment, fairness, complexity, and fungibility.

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Alessandro Acquisti

Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti studies have spearheaded the application of economics and behavioral economics to the study of privacy. His articles have won numerous awards and have been published in outlets across multiple fields, including economics, marketing, computer science, and psychology. His findings have been featured in international media outlets, including Economist, NYT, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, and 60 Minutes.

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Stuart Adam

IFS

Stuart works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; capital gains tax; VAT; housing taxation; tax credits; incapacity benefits; council tax benefit; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

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Arun Advani

CAGE

Arun is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director of the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Visiting Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute. He studies issues of inequality, tax compliance, and tax design, with a focus on those with high incomes or wealth. He is also co-chair of the Discover Economics campaign, aiming to increase the diversity of people who study and work in economics.

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Matthew Agarwala

Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Matthew Agarwala leads the Bennett Institute for Public Policy's Wealth Economy project at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include: wealth accounting, natural and social capital, economic measurement, and the economics of wellbeing.

Matthew's work spans sectors and disciplines, with co-authors including ecologists, economists, conservationists, social anthropologists, civil servants, members of UK Parliament, and Nobel Laureates in peace, medicine, physics, and chemistry.

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Andrew Aitken

NIESR, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

Andrew is a Senior Economist at NIESR and a research associate at ESCoE. He holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has expertise in the area of labour economics including migration, minimum wages, urban economics and inequality. Current work includes analysing how firms respond to increases in minimum wages, and the development of democratic measures of household and national income.

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