Diane Coyle is the new Bennett Professor of Public Policy at Cambridge, having previously been Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of Policy@Manchester. She is a member of the Natural Capital Committee, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, and researcher at the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence.
She specialises in the economics of new technologies, markets and competition, and public policy, and founded the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. Her books include GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, The Economics of Enough: How to run the economy as if the future matters, and The Soulful Science (all Princeton University Press). Diane was a BBC Trustee for over eight years and was formerly a member of the Migration Advisory Committee and the Competition Commission. Up to 2001, she was Economics Editor of The Independent and also worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard. Diane was awarded the CBE in January 2018.