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.
GDP per head today is still £128 below 2008 levels
Official GDP per head is demonstrably failing to reflect the true lived experience in the economy
UK workers could be owed a significant holiday
Increases in leisure time have decoupled from productivity increases