Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

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Speaker Profile

Diane Coyle has co-directed the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge since 2018, having moved there from the University of Manchester where she served as Professor of Economics. A former advisor to the UK Treasury, she has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2006-2014) and member of the Competition Commission (2001-2009), the Migration Advisory Committee (2009-2014), and the Natural Capital Committee (2016-2019). She was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours. She tweets at @DianeCoyle1859. 

Diane founded The Enlightened Economist consultancy group and is the author of many books, including GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History (2015), Markets, State & People: Economics for Public Policy (2020) and the forthcoming Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (2021). She is particularly passionate about making economics accessible to different people (you can watch her introduction to the book here).