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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester.

Diane Coyle is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. She specializes in competition policy, network markets, the economics of new technologies and globalization, including extensive work on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries.

Ms. Coyle is Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust and a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, which advises the UK government on migration issues. She is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester.

She is the author of several bestselling books, including “GDP: A Brief, but Affectionate History” (2014), “The Economics of Enough” (2011) and “The Soulful Science” (2007). Her first book was “The Weightless World” (1996), one of the very first to identify the impact of new technologies on the economy and society. Others include “Sex, Drugs and Economics” (2002), “Paradoxes of Prosperity” (2001) and “Governing the World Economy” (2000).

Ms. Coyle was previously Economics Editor of The Independent newspaper in the UK, and before that she worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.

Articles by Diane Coyle

Why London Must Share Economic Power

Centralization has limited the performance of the UK economy.

March 3, 2015

Warfare and the Invention of GDP

Quite contrary to current efforts to reflect happiness, GDP was invented to prepare nations better for warfare.

April 6, 2014

Ten Steps to Run the Economy as if the Future Matters

What policies should governments focus on to ensure that future generations live at least well as the current generation?

September 25, 2012

The Economic Crisis and the Need to Rethink Economics

How much is the economics profession to blame for not preventing the global financial crisis?

February 23, 2012