Advisory board

What is an advisory board?

The CEC benefitted from a high quality advisory board comprised of individuals with significant experience and expertise in one or more aspects of the project, including on democratic innovation, economic policymaking and research. The board represented a range of views and perspectives relevant to the topics being discussed and was consulted at key project milestones to ensure that participants in the CEC had access to high-quality and appropriately balanced information upon which to deliberate.

You can read the Advisory board terms of reference.

Arun Advani
Associate Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Warwick

Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Carolina Alves
Associate Professor at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Co-Founder of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics

Robert Chote
Chair of the UK Statistics Authority

Former Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility

Former Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Oliver Escobar
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Edinburgh University

Academic Lead for Democratic Innovation at Edinburgh Futures Institute

Chris Giles
Financial Times Economics Editor

Adam Hawksbee
Onward Deputy Director

Will Jennings
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Southampton University

Co-Founder of The Centre for Towns

Julian Jessop
Independent economist

Lindsay Judge
Research Director at Resolution Foundation

James Meadway
Director of the Progressive Economy Forum

Former Chief Economist at the New Economics Foundation

John Narayan
Senior Lecturer in European and International Studies, King’s College London

Chair of the Institute of Race Relations

Özlem Onaran
Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich, University of Greenwich

Director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre

Ann Phoenix
Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the Institute of Education, University College London

Former Co-Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit

Jonathan Portes
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the School of Politics & Economics, King's College, London

Senior fellow at UK in a Changing Europe

Former Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office

Mary-Ann Stephenson
Director of Women’s Budget Group

Geoff Tily
Senior Economist at the Trades Union Congress

Jan Toporowski

Professor of Economics and Finance, SOAS University

Fiona Weir

Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust

Core team

This project was run in partnership between King’s College London and Ipsos. The team has a strong track record on public engagement on economic issues and a wealth of experience running deliberative projects. You can find out more about the first Citizens’ Economic Council event, which took place in 2017-18, and read the final project report.

Christopher Holmes
Project director

Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, King’s College London

Reema Patel
Project Manager

Research Director (Head of Deliberative Engagement), Ipsos

Morwenna Byford
Assistant Project Manager

Research Manager, Ipsos

Kate Mesher
Assistant Project Manager

Research Executive, Ipsos

Yaron Golan
Research Assistant

PhD Candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University

Project funders

Primary funding for this project came from two independent charitable foundations – Friends Provident Foundation and Barrow Cadbury Trust – both of which share an interest in new economic thinking and strengthening the ability of citizen voice to inform policy.