Economic & Social Policy Research Fellow
Damian Hind is a Research Fellow in the Economics and Social Policy Unit. Before joining Policy Exchange, Damian worked as a Strategy Adviser in the Minister for the Cabinet Office’s Policy Unit, overseeing the implementation of priority projects, and helping to set direction for the efficiency and reform agenda. While in Government he also worked on an innovative, multi-million pound, energy procurement project. Prior to this he worked as a parliamentary researcher for Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee. Damian read Politics at the University of Nottingham, and has an MA in Legal and Political Theory from University College London.
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by Damian Hind | Nov 12, 2015Read Report The Government could save £1 billion over the next four years by cutting the amount it currently spends on contractors by just 25%. Whitehall Rules! finds that after a period of restraint, the amount of money Government departments spend on external...
by Damian Hind | Aug 17, 2015Read Report Making it easier for people to commute twenty minutes further would put them in touch of at least one major urban area and potentially 10,000 more job opportunities. A new report, On the Move, says that in a third of local authorities that make up the...
by Damian Hind | Dec 1, 2016Lessons from New Zealand for the UK’s post-Brexit Trade Strategy New Zealand was once Britain’s Farm on the other side of the world. In the 1950s the UK bought almost all of New Zealand’s agricultural exports. Somewhat ironically, it was our decision to enter the...
by Damian Hind | Nov 13, 2016Trade reform was high on the agenda in Donald Trump’s election campaign. According to the now President-elect, a generation of politicians have mistakenly allowed foreign countries to subsidise their exported goods, devalue their currencies and violate trade...
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