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Laurie leads a major project developing policy responses to environmental collapse.

His work also covers political economy and how shifts occur in prevailing economic ideas and policies. Laurie is also Deputy Editor of IPPR Progressive Review.

Areas of expertise:

  • Political economy 
  • Environmental change
  • 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, Laurie is Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and Co-Chair of Trustees of Rethinking Economics.