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IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

Meet the Centre for Economic Justice team

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George Dibb

Head of the Centre for Economic Justice

Dr George Dibb is Head of the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR.

George leads IPPR’s work on UK economic policy and is based in the Westminster office.

George’s interests include industrial strategy; R&D, science, and innovation policy; and sustainability & climate change. He is an experienced media spokesman and contributor having appeared in national and international media including BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News, CNBC, Times Radio and Bloomberg, and has written for outlets including the New Statesman and Project Syndicate.

Before joining IPPR, George was the head of industrial strategy and policy engagement at the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, working closely with institute founder Prof Mariana Mazzucato, and UCL Public Policy. He was the secretariat of the UCL Commission on Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOISS) and the UCL Green Innovation Policy Commission. George joined UCL in 2018 from the cross-party think-tank Policy Connect having previously worked in industrial, technology, manufacturing and innovation policy.

George holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London in novel photovoltaic technologies, and previously worked as a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory.

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Carsten Jung

Senior Economist

He is also a lecturer in economics at University of Bayreuth in Germany. Before joining IPPR, Carsten worked for six years at the Bank of England. There he first worked on international macroeconomics and financial regulation, then led their work on financial risks from climate change. Carsten went on to lead the Bank's work on regulating artificial intelligence.

Carsten also previously worked at the International Monetary Fund on fiscal policy. He holds a Masters in Economics from Warwick University, a Masters in Economic Sociology from LSE and a Bachelors in Philosophy & Economics from University of Bayreuth.

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Henry Parkes

Senior Economist

He also provides support to the work of the wider institute, particularly on social security and leads on the IPPR Tax-benefit model. 

At IPPR, Henry has worked on a range of topics spanning labour markets, the benefit system, taxation and industrial strategy. He specialises in quantitative methods and has experience in a range of analytical techniques including forecasting, policy costing, regression analysis and microsimulation modelling. He has also led qualitative research.

Henry has written about economic policy for the IndependentNew Statesman and Left Foot Forward.

Prior to joining IPPR in 2019, Henry was an Economic Advisor in the Government Economic Service. He holds a first-class BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

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Shreya Nanda

Economist

Shreya is an economist working in the Centre for Economic Justice.

Shreya joined IPPR in 2019. She has worked on a range of policy areas at IPPR – particularly tax, housing and wealth inequality.

Shreya has written for publications including the New Statesman, Tribune, Prospect and Capx and has appeared on broadcast media, including Sky News and talkRADIO. Alongside working at IPPR, Shreya is also an advisor to London YIMBY, Tax Justice UK, the Women’s Budget Group, and is a member of the NEON spokesperson network.

Before joining IPPR, she was part of the Government Economics Service, providing advice and analysis on housing, transport and food standards. She has also worked on international development research for the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, the World Health Organization, and the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Shreya has a particular interest in land use and transport policy. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.