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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

Before joining IPPR, George was the Head of Industrial Strategy & 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’s role involved working with the UK government on implementing an industrial strategy and collaborating with the European Commission putting ‘missions’ at the heart of the €100bn R&D program Horizon Europe.

George joined UCL in 2018 from the cross-party think-tank Policy Connect having previously worked in industrial, technology, manufacturing & 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.

George’s interests include:

  • Industrial strategy
  • Innovation policy
  • R&D, science, and innovation
  • Sustainability and climate change
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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 analytical support to the work of the wider institute and leads on the IPPR Tax-benefit model. 

At IPPR, Henry has worked on a range of topics spanning labour markets, welfare, tax 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 Independent, New 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


Shreya joined the IPPR in 2019. Before this, she was part of the Government Economics Service, providing advice and analysis on housing, transport and food standards. She has experience of analytical techniques including cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, impact assessment and regression analysis.

She has also worked on research on international development for the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, the World Health Organization, and at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Shreya has a particular interest in land and economic rent. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.