Author and founder of Enlightenment Economics and Bennett Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Diane Coyle (OBE) is the inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Previously she was Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester’s Institute for Political and Economic Governance.
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"Superb! Diane Coyle has catalysed what is long overdue: candid self-questioning by economists of a discipline that did not anticipate the crisis and has barely changed since despite its self-evident shortcomings. Some spectacularly good reads. Economics can't stay the same after this book."
"This volume will set the agenda for the debate of the next decade by economists and policy makers trying to avoid another financial crisis. The self-critical chapters by top-tier economists and hands-on practitioners provide fascinating insights into what went wrong and how the economics profession should set about to reform itself."
"With outstanding essays from the likes of Andy Haldane, John Kay and Andrew Lo, this book should be read by anyone interested - or anxious - about what economists do and how economics is taught."
"The book is highly recommended. The challenges it presents are being debated in economics faculties across the globe. The current crisis has shifted the certainties of orthodox macroeconomics and emboldened those who argue for a stronger emphasis on behavioural approaches and less emphasis on mathematical and statistical methods. This struggle will persist and this book is likely to prompt many debates and inform many course review meetings."
Diane Coyle's 2022 biography
Diane Coyle’s background
In 2017, Diane was awarded the prestigious Indigo Prize in economics for submitting the best hypothetical plans to overhaul GDP as an economic measurement as economies move more into the digital and information age.
In the 2018 New Year Honours Diane was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to Economics and the Public Understanding of Economics”.
She runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. Diane is a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics and a Member of the Natural Capital Committee. She was Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust until April 2015, a member of the Migration Advisory Committee from 2007-2012, and a member of the Competition Commission from 2001-2009. She is also a visiting research associate at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
She specialises in competition analysis and the economics of new technologies and globalisation.
She is the author of several books, including GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History (2014), The Economics of Enough (2011) and The Soulful Science (2007), Sex, Drugs and Economics (2002), Paradoxes of Prosperity (2001), Governing the World Economy (2000) and The Weightless World (1997).
Diane has also published numerous book chapters, reports and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis.
She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and before that worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard.
Diane was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for her services to economics.
Diane speaks to openDemocracy about industrial strategy, universal basic infrastructure, moving beyond GDP, and how to build an economy that works for the 21st century.
Diane Coyle's 2022 talks & topics
Teaching Economics After the Crisis
Digital Business Models and GDP
Do-it-yourself digital: the production boundary and the productivity puzzle
GDP and Beyond
Reforming the teaching of economics
Challenges in Measuring the Modern Economy
The Political Economy of National Statistics
Digitally Disrupted GDP
The Public Responsibilities of the Economist
Revisiting welfare economics: AIs, rats and humans
UK research and innovation
National statistics and the democratic conversation
Diane Coyle's 2022 speaking fees
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