Alfie Stirling

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.

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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

What announcements are coming out of parties’ spending plans?

Alfie Stirling on Sky News

Rating Retention

Options for redesigning the the business rates retention system

The economic alternative

Miatta Fahnbulleh and Alfie Stirling write for the Fabian Society

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

How could a reduction in working time benefit our economy?

Alfie Stirling on talkRADIO

UK workers could be owed a significant holiday

Increases in leisure time have decoupled from productivity increases

Councils in Crisis

Local Government austerity 2009/10 - 2024/25

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