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Catherine leads our work on economic policy.

Before joining IPPR in 2015, Catherine was principal economist at AECOM, an infrastructure and economic development consultancy. She has also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit as a senior economist, at BNP Paribas as their eurozone inflation economist, and as an economic adviser at HM Treasury.

Catherine has a degree in mathematics from the University of York and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

What's the process behind the Budget? An IPPR explainer

IPPR Chief Economist Catherine Colebrook explains the process behind the budget

What to expect from different Chancellors: An IPPR explainer

IPPR Chief Economist explains how the different style of different Chancellor's impacts on the budget