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Laurie leads a major project developing policy responses to environmental breakdown.

His work has also covered political economy and how shifts occur in prevailing economic ideas and policies, the role and power of digital platforms, and mobility transitions. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Climate and environmental breakdown
  • Political economy 
  • Digital platforms
  • Transport and the mobility transition 

Previously, Laurie was Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and Co-Chair of Trustees of Rethinking Economics. He has also worked for Lord Skidelsky in the House of Lords, where he focussed on post-crash macroeconomic policy, and at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford University and as a strategist for Purpose.

Laurie holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and a BSc in Physics from Exeter University. 

Outside of IPPR, he is co-authoring a book on how to build a politics capable of responding to environmental breakdown.