Congratulations to incoming Churchill Fellow Professor Diane Coyle, who has been awarded a CBE for services to economics and the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours list.
Diane is an economist specialising in the economics of new technologies, economic statistics, and digital markets and competition policy. She will become Cambridge’s inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy in March, joining the Department of Politics and International Studies in her new role. Her previous role was as Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of Policy at Manchester.
With a passion for communicating economics, Diane is a contributor to the free online CORE economics curriculum and the associated textbook The Economy. She also programmes the annual Festival of Economics in Bristol, which started in 2011. Her books include GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, The Economics of Enough: How to run the economy as if the future matters, and The Soulful Science (all Princeton University Press). She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and started out working at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist.