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Will Straw

Will Straw

Associate Director for Climate Change, Energy and Transport

Phone: +44 (0)20 7470 6121
Email: w.straw@ippr.org
Twitter: @wdjstraw
 

Areas of expertise:

  • Globalisation and international economics
  • Climate change, energy and transport
  • Economic policy, especially growth, innovation and productivity
  • Constitutional reform
  • Modern campaigning, including community organising, new media, and online activism

Will is an experienced media performer, with recent appearances on Any Questions?, the Today Programme, Daybreak, Channel 4 News and Newsnight, as well as regular slots on Sky News, BBC News, BBC World Service, Radio 5Live, and LBC. He writes regularly for Comment is Free, Left Foot Forward and Progress Online. His writing has also appeared in The Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Prospect, Politico, American Prospect, Huffington Post, New Statesman, Coffee House and Total Politics magazine, among others. In 2009, Will co-edited The Change We Need: What Britain can learn from Obama’s victory published by the Fabian Society.

Will is founder of Left Foot Forward, Britain's No 1 left-wing blog, where he worked as editor until December 2010. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC, where he worked from 2008–09 as Associate Director on Economic Growth, leading the Center's work on the US stimulus package, globalisation and innovation.

Previously, Will was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, where he gained a Master of Public Administration in the Program in Economic Policy Management. He worked for four years at HM Treasury, primarily on enterprise and growth policy. He is a former President of the Oxford University Student Union.

 

Publications

 

Articles

We must drive down bus fares - 09 Oct 2013

Author(s) : Will Straw

The other side of fracking - 17 May 2013

Author(s) : Will Straw