Diane Coyle runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, and was formerly a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, of the independent Higher Education Funding Review panel, and was for eight years a member of the Competition Commission. From 2014, she will be Professor of Economics 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, and in innovation and market structure. She is the author of several books, including her most recent, GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History (Princeton University Press 2014) and The Economics of Enough (Princeton U inversion Press 2011). She has also published numerous book chapters, reports and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's Analysis.
Diane is a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, an ESRC research Committee member, and sits on the stakeholder advisory panel of EDF Energy. 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.