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Diane Coyle

Managing Director, Enlightenment Economics

Economist and author Diane Coyle runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is Vice Chair of the BBC Trust. She is a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, was a member of the Browne Review of higher education funding, and was on the Competition Commission for eight years. Diane is a visiting professor at the University of Manchester.

Diane is the author of several bestselling books: The Economics of Enough (March 2011, Princeton University Press) and The Soulful Science (Princeton University Press 2007), Her first book was The Weightless World (1996), one of the very first books to identify the impact of new technologies on the economy and society.

Others include Sex, Drugs and Economics (2002), Paradoxes of Prosperity (2001), and Governing the World Economy (2000), all translated into many languages. She has published numerous book chapters, reports and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis. Diane was awarded an OBE in January 2009.


• Economics Editor, The Independent
• Economist, UK Treasury, 1985-1986
• European Editor, Investors Chronicle, 1993-2001
• Member, Migration Advisory Committee
• Member, Browne Review of Higher Education Funding
• Member, Competition Commission


Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1985
M.A., Economics, Harvard University, 1983
B.A. with Honors, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Brasenose College, Oxford, 1981


The Economics of Enough: How to run the economy as if the future matters, Princeton University Press, 2011

Bailing out the banks: reconciling stability and competition, with Thorsten Beck et al, CEPR, February 2010

Public Value in Practice: Restoring the Ethos of Public Service, with Chris Woolard, BBC Trust, January 2010

New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts, with Patrick Meier, United Nations Foundation/Vodafone Foundation, December 2009

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