Diane Coyle runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is a BBC Trustee and member of the Migration Advisory Committee and of the independent Higher Education Funding Review panel, and was for eight years a member of the Competition Commission (until September 2009). She is also visiting professor at the University of Manchester. She has a PhD from Harvard.
Diane specialises in the economics of new technologies, including extensive work on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries. Recent projects include work for NESTA on the wider conditions for innovation, and a study on the effects of mobiles in India. She is the author of several books, including The Soulful Science (Princeton University Press 2007), Sex, Drugs and Economics (2002, Texere), Paradoxes of Prosperity (2001, Texere), Governing the World Economy (2000, Polity) and The Weightless World (1997, Capstone/MIT Press), all translated into many languages. She has also published numerous book chapters, reports and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's Analysis. Her next book is to be published by Princeton University Press in 2010.
Diane has acted as a member of the advisory board of ING Direct UK and of the stakeholder advisory panel of EDF Energy, and is a member of the advisory council of the think tank Demos. She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent, and earlier worked at the UK Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. Diane was awarded the OBE in January 2009.
Articles by Diane Coyle:
Why teaching economics must now change in light of the crisis
25 September 2012, 5529 reads
What’s the use of economics? A new Vox debate
19 September 2012, 19878 reads
Are economics graduates fit for purpose?
22 February 2012, 18026 reads
The invisible hand meets the invisible gorilla: Economics meets psychology
3 December 2011, 7643 reads
The economics of enough
22 April 2011, 6570 reads
Bailing out the banks: Reconciling stability and competition
18 February 2010, 12789 reads
Reichlin, Turner, Woodford