Head of Economics
Alfie joined NEF in April 2018 to head up our work on macroeconomics, including monetary policy, fiscal policy and social security. In addition to these core interests, Alfie has published work across a number of different areas, including finance, labour market reform, industrial strategy and family policy. Prior to joining NEF, Alfie worked as a senior economist at the Institute for Public Policy Research, leading their macroeconomic policy research for the Commission on Economist Justice. Alfie is a regular commentator in the media, including TV, radio and in print.
When it comes to economics, there is no infallible voice of authority
Alfie Stiring writes for OpenDemocracy.
Why have we seen such “radical” tax and spending policies in parties’ manifestos
Alfie Stirling on LBC
Funding local government with a land value tax
Swapping business rates for land value tax can plug the local authority funding gap.
A radically different social security system
How we can start to rebuild the incomes of the UK’s lowest paid families