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Laurie works on the environment, housing and infrastructure team, focusing on industrial strategy, transport in the digital age and the Anthropocene.

His work also covers political economy and how shifts occur in prevailing economic ideas and policies. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Political economy 
  • Transport and the mobility transition 
  • Industrial strategy

Prior to joining IPPR, Laurie 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 works on NHS campaigning.