Head of Economics
Alfie is Head of Economics at the New Economics Foundation. He leads the foundation's work on fiscal policy, monetary policy and social security reform. 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 (IPPR), leading their macroeconomic policy research for the Commission on Economic Justice and managing the development of the IPPR tax and benefit micro simulation model. Alfie is a regular contributor in the media through TV, radio and print.
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
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