Frank van Lerven

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Frank van Lerven

Programme Lead Macroeconomics, Senior Economist (parental leave)


Frank is NEF’s programme lead for macroeconomics and runs our European regranting programme. He specialises in monetary, financial and fiscal policy reform – with an environmental and distributional lens. Frank currently works on changing fiscal rules and updating monetary policy toolkits – with a special focus on integrating climate related risks into fiscal, monetary and prudential policy in Europe and the UK.

Frank worked at the United Nations Development Programme and then went on to help start two prominent European think tanks aimed at reforming monetary and fiscal policy. His work has been published in the Journal of Ecological EconomicsSocio-Economic ReviewCambridge Journal of Economics, and the Review of European Economic Policy. Frank has been published or had work covered by media outlets including the Financial Times, FT Alphaville, Guardian, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, New Statesman and the Independent.