Matthew Oakley

Head of Economics & Social Policy, 2011-2013


Matthew now works at Which?, heading up their economic analysis unit. Matthew was Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics & Social Policy from 2011 to 2013, focusing on welfare reform, growth and the UK economy, public sector reform and financial policy. His recent publications include an assessment of the public sector pay premium across the wage distribution; reports outlining the next steps for tackling unemployment and benefit dependency; and a report outlining areas where Government must focus to boost growth in the long-term.

Matthew Oakley

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Looking to the Future of Growth

Looking to the Future of Growth

Read Publication Looking to the Future of Growth is about starting an evidence-based and balanced debate around growth in the UK. It issues a call to action to politicians, the media, policy makers and the public to start to consider the long-term future of the UK...
Personalised Welfare

Personalised Welfare

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