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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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

Austerity by stealth?

Options for the Chancellor at the coming spending review

Rate rise exposes dangerously outdated fiscal policy

The Bank’s decision to raise rates could harm the economy. Is it a necessary medicine born from a catch-22, or is there another way?

GDP growth of any kind is no longer leading to higher real wages

Today's GDP estimates from the ONS are again disappointing, and fall far short of what would be expected from a healthy economy.

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