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Professor Diane Coyle

Inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy

Professor Coyle co-directs the Institute with Professor Kenny. She is heading research in the fields of public policy economics, technology, industrial strategy and global inequality.


Diane was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2006-2014), member of the Competition Commission (2001-2009), and member of the Migration Advisory Committee (2009-2014). She is currently a member of the Natural Capital Committee, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. She was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours.

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Research Interests

Economic statistics and the digital economy: lead researcher on the Measuring the Modern Economy programme at the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence; Economic Experts Working Group, Office for National Statistics.


Competition policy and digital markets. Economics of new technologies.

Natural capital; infrastructure.

Key Publications

  • GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, March 2014, Princeton University Press. Revised edition September 2015.
  • The Economics of Enough, Princeton University Press, March 2011.
  • The Soulful Science, Princeton University Press, March 2007, 2010.
  • 'Platform dominance: the shortcomings of antitrust policy’, in Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, Eds Martin Moore and Damien Tambini, Oxford University Press, forthcoming July 2018.
  • ‘The Future of the National Accounts: Statistics and the Democratic Conversation, Review of Income and Wealth, November 2017.
  • ‘The Political Economy of National Statistics’ in Wealth eds. Kirk Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University Press, October 2017.
  • 'Precarious and Productive Work in the Digital Economy', National Institute Economic Review, Vol 240, Issue 1, 2017.
  • ‘Modernising Economic Statistics: Why It matters’, National Institute Economic Review, Vol 234, Issue 1, 2015.
  • The Paradox of Popularity in Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol 19, No 3, September 2012, pp187-192.
  • Inequality, Public Perception and the Institutional Responses to Globalisation, with François Bourguignon, in Moneda y Credito, 216 (2003) ‘La Globalizacion y los Nuevos Retos de  la Politica Economica’.
  • How not to educate the information age workforce, Critical Quarterly, Volume 43, No. 1, Spring 2001.    
  • ‘Making Sense of Economic Forecasts’ in Understanding Economic Forecasts ed David Hendry and Neil Ericsson, MIT Press, 2001.
  • ‘Unpredictability and Exclusion in the Weightless Economy’ in Social Inclusion: Possibilities and Tensions, ed Peter Askonas and Angus Stewart, Macmillan, 2000.