Dr. Josh Ryan-Collinsis Head of Research at UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, a new research and policy centre focussed on how the public sector can shape and create markets to deliver public value. He was previously Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), one of the UK’s leading think tanks, where he worked for ten years. His research interests focus on the economics of innovation, finance, monetary policy, land and climate change.
Josh has written two previous co-authored books which address important but neglected aspects of economic theory: Where Does Money Come From?(2011, NEF) which examines how money is created and allocated in modern economies and is now used as a textbook in many universities; andRethinking the Economics of Housing and Land(2017, Zed books) which was included in the Financial Times’ top 12 economics books of 2017.
Josh holds a PhD in economics and finance from the University of Southampton Business school and has published in academic journals including Nature: Climate Changeand the British Journal of Sociology. He was one of the founders of the Brixton Poundlocal currency used in south London to support independent small businesses. He lives in Brixton with his partner and daughter.