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Digital Economics & Policy


Project Co-Directors

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho


Vasco M. Carvalho is a Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Janeway Institute. Professor Carvalho's research focuses on macroeconomics and networks in economics, with a particular emphasis on production networks. His work has been awarded the British Academy Wiley Prize, the Leverhulme Prize and a European Research Council Starting Grant. Professor Carvalho is a Research Associate at CEPR, a Turing Fellow at the UK's Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and was previously on the faculty at CREi in Barcelona.




Professor Diane Coyle


Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She co-directs the Bennett Institute where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. Her latest book, ‘Cogs and Monsters: How economics needs to adapt to solve the world’s crisis’ asks whether economic individualism is still valid in the digital economy, whether we need to measure growth and progress in new ways, and whether economics can ever be objective, since it influences what it analyzes. Professor Coyle is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an adviser to the Competition and Markets Authority, and Senior Independent Member of the ESRC Council. Professor Coyle has served in a number of public service roles including as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, member of the Competition Commission, and of the Natural Capital Committee. She was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours.


Project Key People

Brian Kahin


Brian Kahin is a digital economy fellow at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation, a research scholar at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, and a senior fellow at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). He was founding director of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project (1989–1997), the first academic programme to address the economic and policy implications of the internet, and a senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1997-2000), where he chaired the Interagency Working Group on the Digital Economy on behalf of the National Economic Council. Brian has edited 10 books on the internet and the digital economy, including Understanding the Digital Economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson) and Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy (with Dominique Foray). A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he has taught at Harvard, Maryland (College Park), Michigan (Ann Arbor), Colorado (Boulder) and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.


William H. Janeway


William (Bill) Janeway is both a theorist and a practitioner. In his role as practitioner, Bill has been an active growth equity investor for more than 40 years. He is a senior advisor and managing director of Warburg Pincus, where he has been responsible for building the information technology investment practice, as well as a director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media. As a theorist, he is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics of Cambridge University, a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, and of the Advisory Board of the Princeton Bendheim Center for Finance. He is a co-founder and member of the Governing Board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and a member of the Board of Managers of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). His fully revised and updated book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State was published in its second edition in May 2018.

Chiara Criscuolo


Chiara Criscuolo heads the Productivity and Business Dynamics Division in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Chiara’s work spans the fields of entrepreneurship, enterprise dynamics, productivity and policy evaluation. She has designed and coordinated large cross-country microdata projects on employment dynamics, productivity, as well as research and development (R&D). She co-manages the Global Forum on Productivity and has contributed to key projects and publications, including the OECD volumes “Future of Productivity”, “New sources of growth: Knowledge Based capital”, and the “OECD Innovation Strategy”. Since 2017, Chiara is one of eleven economists appointed to the newly set French National productivity Board. She holds a doctoral degree in Economics from University College London and previously held academic appointments at the University of Siena, City University, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.


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