Researcher, Big Innovation Centre
Andrew leads the Big Innovation Centre’s research on markets, place and networks, looking at how innovation works in practice. His research focuses on how the UK economy is changing, how businesses and customers interact in an internet-enabled world, and which parts of the economy are most likely to undergo rapid innovation in the future. These questions have wide-ranging implications for many areas of government policy, from investment priorities to market design.
Prior to the Big Innovation Centre, Andrew worked on the knowledge economy programme, where he led a number of sectoral studies on key growth areas in the UK economy. His publications include a high-profile critique of Enterprise Zones, which attracted widespread attention from the media and policy makers, as well as reports on the dramatic rise of business services and the future of manufacturing in a service economy.
Andrew has previously worked as a consultant for Halcrow and AMION Consulting, where he specialised in economic development and environmental economics. Andrew has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.
His publications include: Britain’s Quiet Success Story: Business services in the knowledge economy (2011); More Than Making Things: A new future for manufacturing in a service economy (2011); Do Enterprise Zones Work? (with Chris Brown, 2011).
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