Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge
Diane Coyle is a Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and founder of the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is a member of the Natural Capital Committee and Fellow of the Office for National Statistics. She specialises in the economics of new technologies, markets and competition, and public policy, and has worked extensively on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries. 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). Diane was a BBC Trustee for over eight years, and has also been a member of the Migration Advisory Committee and the Competition Commission. 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 awarded the OBE in January 2009.