Alfie Stirling

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.

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Time for demand

Boosting productivity with public investment, minimum wages and paid holiday

What will be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the economy?

Alfie Stirling on talkRADIO

Changing the fiscal rules

Unlocking public investment for a Green New Deal

How could a 4-day week boost the economy?

Alfie Stirling for the Chris Moyles Show on Radio X

Tackling the productivity puzzle: A higher minimum wage and a 4-day week

The ‘productivity puzzle’ is one of the great enigmas of the UK’s post crisis economy. Could radical demand-side solutions be part of the solution?

Universal Basic Income only goes so far — free public services are essential too

Alfie Stirling writes for The Guardian

Why everyone earning less than £125,000 should be given £48 per week

Alfie Stirling writes for iNews

Nothing personal

Replacing the personal tax allowance with a Weekly National Allowance

New analysis reveals how much austerity has cost each person in the UK

Alfie Stirling writes for Left Food Forward

Austerity is subduing UK economy by more than £3,600 per household this year

Economy supressed by almost £100bn in 2018/19 alone

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