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Carys is Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice.

She works across economic policy areas and leads on IPPR's quantitative work. Carys was a key contributor to the final report of the  Commission on Economic Justice, Prosperity and Justice, leading on the analysis in the report and recommendations relating to wealth, automation and labour markets. She is also the author of several proposition papers that supported the Commission.

Carys has appeared on national and regional broadcast media, including Radio 4, Radio 5Live, Talk Radio, LBC, BBC Breakfast and Sky All Out Politics. She has written for a range of online and print publications and her research has generated front-page headlines. She is Editor of IPPR’s journal of politics and ideas, Progressive Review.

Areas of expertise:

  • Wealth inequality
  • Labour markets and work
  • Social mobility
  • Gender, unpaid work and care

Carys joined IPPR in 2015. She has previously worked at the RSA, the Social Mobility Foundation, the IFS and in charity impact evaluation. She holds an MSc Social Policy (Research) with Distinction from LSE, two Richard Titmuss prizes for outstanding performance during her MSc programme, and a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. 

Press release: Carys Roberts appointed to head new Centre for Economic Justice (7/2/19).

Carys Roberts on BBC News