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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Should the government have saved Flybe by deferring the flight tax bill?

Alfie Stirling on LBC

Recession Ready

A green plan to beat tomorrow’s downturn

What spending plans can we expect to see in the 2020 Budget?

Alfie Stirling on talkRADIO

How a land value tax can pull local authorities out of crisis

Replacing business rates with land value tax could save small businesses money, and undo some of the cuts to local authorities.

When it comes to economics, there is no infallible voice of authority

Alfie Stiring writes for OpenDemocracy.

What cost the Earth?

Alfie Stirling and Mathew Lawrence write for OpenDemocracy

What could the impact of scrapping the Marriage Tax Allowance be?

Alfie Stirling on LBC

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

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