Diane Coyle, OBE


Diane Coyle
diane(at)enlightenmenteconomics.com


Vice Chair, BBC Trust (Acting Chair May-October 2014)

Awarded an OBE in 2009 for services to economics.

University of Manchester
Professor of Economics

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Visiting Research Fellow

November 2007 to November 2012
Migration Advisory Committee

September 2001 to August 2009
Competition Commission member

November 2009 to October 2010
Independent Review of Higher Education Funding

Dec. 1993 to June 2001 The Independent

Economics Editor
Covering UK and international economics. News reporting, comment, analysis and features. Previously economics correspondent and business reporter.

Winner of the Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalist 2000

March 1989 to December 1993 Investors Chronicle
European Editor
Launched and edited the Europe section of the magazine. Previously feature writer and acting Features Editor.

September 1988 to March 1989 The Economist
Internship, writing for the business and finance sections.

June 1986 to September 1988 DRI Europe
Senior Economist
Carried out economic forecasts and wrote reports on the UK and other European countries, directed consultancy projects for mainly Continental corporate clients.

June 1985 to June 1986 HM Treasury
Senior Economic Assistant
Economic analysis and research on monetary and financial issues.

September 1981 to May 1985
Sumner Slichter Fellow Harvard University and Research Assistant National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Education
June 1985 PhD in Economics, Harvard University.
Thesis on behaviour of wages and employment in manufacturing industry.
June 1983 MA in Economics, Harvard University.
June 1981 BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Brasenose College, Oxford.
Open Exhibition. Gibbs Prize in Politics, 1980. Master of Arts degree taken 1987.

Main Publications
A Brief but Affectionate History of GDP, Princeton University Press, January 2014
What’s The Use of Economics (ed), London Publishing Partnership, September 2012
The Economics of Enough, Princeton University Press, 2011.
Bailing Out The Banks: Reconciling Stability and Competition, with Thorsten Beck and others, CEPR, February 2010
Public Value in Practice: Restoring the Ethos of Public Service, with Christopher Woolard, BBC Trust, January 2010
New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks, with Patrick Meier, December 2009
India: The Impact of Mobile Phones Vodafone Public Policy Paper Series No. 9, January 2009 (edited).
The Wider Conditions For Innovation Nesta Working Paper September 2008
The Transformational Potential of Mobile Transactions Vodafone/Nokia/Nokia Siemens Networks Policy Paper Series No. 6, July 2007 (edited).
Mobility: A Nation Under Siege published by MTC Telecom, June 2007.
The Soulful Science, Princeton University Press, March 2007, revised edition January 2010.
New Wealth for Old Nations: Scotland's Economic Prospects, Princeton University Press, May 2005 (edited with Wendy Alexander and Brian Ashcroft).
Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones Vodafone Policy Paper Series No. 2, March 2005 (edited).
The Economic Case for Immigration Economic Affairs, Vol.25, No. 1, pp53-55, March 2005
Inequality, Public Perception and the Institutional Responses to Globalisation (with Francois Bourguignon) in Moneda y Credito, 'La Globalizacion y los Nuevos Retos de la Politica Economica', vol 216 2003, pp 211-251.
The Consequences of Saying No An independent report into the economic consequences of the UK saying no to the euro, edited by David Begg, May 2003.
Pride and Prejudice: What's Good and Bad in Economics, in World Economics, January-March 2003, Vol.4, Number 1, 1-6.
Sex, Drugs & Economics, Texere, October 2002.
The Implications of Structural Economic Change for European Policies, in Europe: Government and Money, edited by Iain Begg, Federal trust, October 2001.
Making Sense of Globalization: A Guide to the Economic Issues, with Francois Bourguignon and others, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Policy Paper No. 8, July 2002
Getting the Measure of the New Economy, with Danny Quah, June 2002
Paradoxes of Prosperity, Texere, September 2001
Making sense of published economic forecasts, in Understanding Economic Forecasts edited by David Hendry and Neil Ericsson, MIT Press, 2001.
Unpredictability and Exclusion in the Weightless Economy, Social Inclusion: Possibilities and Tensions, edited by Peter Askonas and Angus Stewart, Macmillan August 2000.
Governing the World Economy, Polity Press November 2000
Britain’s Urban Boom: the new economics of cities, Working paper no. 7 in the Richness of Cities series, Comedia/Demos, July 1998.
Jobs in a Weightless World, Employment Policy Institute Report, May 1998
The Weightless World, Capstone, November 1997, MIT Press Fall 1998
Britain and EMU: The Case for Joining, Centre for European Reform, March 1997

Other information

Council of the Royal Economic Society
Fellow of the Society of Business Economists
Advisory Board member, Princeton University Press (Europe)
Member of Editorial Board, Economic Affairs
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Chair of Vodafone SIM Panel since 2004
Member of advisory panel, EDF Energy.
Member of the American Economic Association

UK citizen. French speaker.