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 By Tim Leunig & James Swaffield. Edited by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich. British towns and cities in receipt of substantial urban policy funding designed to bring them up to the economic standard nationally are, in fact, declining when judged by a...