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Diane Coyle


Bennett Professor of Public Policy

University of Cambridge

Professor Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Diane co-directs the Bennett Institute where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. Her latest book is ‘Markets, State and People –Economics for Public Policy’ examines how societies reach decisions about the use and allocation of economic resources. Her next book, 'Cogs and Monsters: WhatEconomics Is, and What It Should Be' was published on 12 October 2021. Diane is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission, and Senior IndependentMember of the ESRC Council. She has served in public service roles including as ViceChair of the BBC Trust, member of the Competition Commission, of the MigrationAdvisory Committee and of the Natural Capital Committee. Diane was Professor of economics at the University of Manchester until March 2018 and was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New YearHonours.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 4, 2021

The Meaning of Competition: Assertive Antitrust Enforcement and the Digital Economy

Jointly organized by ITIF's Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and held at the IEA's offices at Lord North Street in the heart of Westminster, this conference features world-leading experts, officials, and scholars. The conference debated current concepts and misconceptions of the meaning of competition in the digital era.

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