Matt is a specialist in economic policy and housing. He has recently co-authored a report to the prime minister on improving economic performance and provided advice to government on housing issues and the impact of the recession on the UK housing market. He is a director of PricedOut, a grass roots campaign for cheaper market housing and the interests of first time buyers, and a board member of the Intergenerational Foundation.
Before turning to domestic policy, he worked for several years advising and supporting developing countries, including the G20, G33 and G90 groupings, on trade negotiations at the World Trade Organisation and in European bilaterals, with a specialisation in agricultural trade reform and Intellectual Property negotiations. He has also been involved in trade policy discussions at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
He has written and been quoted in the Guardian, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Economist and the BBC and has written articles for International Affairs and the Princeton Encyclopaedia of the World Economy.