Dr George Dibb is associate director for economic policy and head of the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR.
George is responsible for leading and overseeing IPPR’s work on UK economic policy and is based in the Westminster office.
George is an expert in the areas of business and growth policy; industrial strategy; R&D, science, and innovation; sustainability and climate change; and taxation. He has years of experience working at the interface of politics, policy, research, and academia particularly around questions of the state’s role in the economy and how policy can seek to not just grow the economy but steer it in a better direction. He guest-edited a recent issue of IPPR’s in-house journal Progressive Review on the topic of modern supply side economics. George is a regular columnist for LabourList on economic policy and is an experienced media contributor having appeared on air and in print in national and international media including BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 News, CNBC, Times Radio, Bloomberg, The Guardian, 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 renewable energy and novel photovoltaic technologies, and worked on the commercialisation of innovation at the National Physical Laboratory.
Dr George Dibb on TalkTV discussing inheritance tax
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