Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Chief Economist, 2005-2008


Upon leaving Policy Exchange Oliver emigrated to Australia, where he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, Australia’s largest independent think tank. He is now the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, an independent, non-partisan public policy think tank.Oliver was born in 1975 and studied Business Administration and Economics at Bochum University (Germany). After graduating with a Master’s Degree, he completed a PhD in Law at the universities of Bochum and Sydney (Australia) while working as a Researcher at the Institute of Commercial Law of Bonn University (Germany).Having published his award-winning thesis with Herbert Utz Verlag (Munich) in March 2004, Oliver moved to London to support Lord Matthew Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay during the process of the Pensions Bill. During his time with Policy Exchange, Oliver oversaw research into economic competitiveness, housing and welfare and was the UK Representative for the German think tank the Institute for Free Enterprise.

Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

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Read Publication With the number of people out of work and living off benefits staying stubbornly above 4 million, policy makers are increasingly looking at new ideas to get people off welfare and into work. Especially because, since 1997, over £75 billion of...
Cities Unlimited

Cities Unlimited

Read Publication By Tim Leunig & James Swaffield. Edited by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich. A decade of regeneration policies has failed to stop the inequality of opportunity between towns and cities in the North and those in the South East increasing. In their third...
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