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.
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
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
Rate rise exposes dangerously outdated fiscal policy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?