The Decision Maker Panel Team is drawn from the Bank of England, University of Nottingham and Stanford University. In July 2016 Nick Bloom and Paul Mizen founded the Decision Maker Panel, and began telephone surveys with the Bank of England in August 2016, followed by online surveys in November 2016. The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council since 2016. The team members are listed below.

Lena Anayi

Lena Anayi is an Economist at the Bank of England, where she has worked since 2018. She currently works in the Structural Economics Division within the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate, where she is involved in corporate sector analysis. As part of this, she is involved in both the day-to-day running of the DMP survey, and in the research, analysis and dissemination of survey results to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Lena holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.

Nick Bloom

Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is the William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of SIEPR and the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has a BA from Cambridge, an MPhil from Oxford, and a PhD from University College London. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty and he is also a Principal Investigator on the Decision Maker Panel project.

Phil Bunn

Phil Bunn is a Senior Technical Advisor at the Bank of England where he has worked since 2001. He currently works in the Structural Economics Division in the Monetary Analysis area of the Bank. He is the Programme Director of the DMP, responsible for the day-to-day running of the survey and dissemination of the results to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee as well as being part of the research team working on the survey.

Sami Khan

Sami Khan is a Senior Research Assistant in the Structural Economics Division at the Bank of England. He studied Economics and Finance BSc at the University of York and is currently completing his MSc in Economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Julia Leather

Julia Leather is a Manager of the Decision Maker Panel based in Nottingham, running the day to day team operation. With over 10 years project and business management experience, she is the main link between the academic and operational aspects of the Decision Maker Panel.

Craig Menzies

Craig is a Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at King’s College London and works on secondment in the Structural Economics Division within the Bank of England’s Monetary Analysis Directorate. He holds a BSc in Physics from the University of St Andrews and a BSc in Economics from the University of Dundee. Prior to joining the DMP team, Craig completed his MSc in Economics at the University of Edinburgh, where he developed research interests in macroeconomics, monetary policy, climate change, and regional economic modelling.

Paul Mizen

Paul Mizen is Professor in Economics at King’s College, London. Paul has taught at the European University Institute, Princeton University and the Universities of Nottingham and Vienna. He is Principal Investigator on the ESRC funded Decision Maker Panel project.

Paul is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Chairman of the ESRC-funded Money, Macro and Finance Society.

Ozgen Ozturk

Ozgen Ozturk works as an Economist in the Structural Economics Division at the Bank of England. Ozgen is a PhD candidate from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). He has his MSc degree from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). His research centers around macrofinance, firm dynamics, and monetary policy.

Molly Sculthorpe

Molly Sculthorpe is an industrial placement at the Bank of England, working in the Structural Economics Division within Monetary Analysis. She is completing a Bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Leeds.

Pawel Smietanka

Pawel Smietanka is a Senior Economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank, with a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He works in the Research Centre of the Bank. Prior to moving to Germany, Pawel worked at the Bank of England and was involved in many different aspects of the Decision Maker Panel project since joining the Project Team in 2016.

Krishan Shah

Krishan Shah is an Economist at the Bank of England, where he works in the Structural Economics Division of the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate focusing on issues related to the corporate sector. Prior to joining the Bank of England in September 2023, Krishan was an Economist at the Resolution Foundation – a think tank focused on improving the living standards of low to middle income households – and where he worked on issues such as regional and wealth inequality, productivity, and housing. Krishan has also worked at an Associate at the Financial Stability Board in Basel. He holds a MSc in Economics from the LSE and a MA from the University of Oxford.

Gregory Thwaites

Gregory Thwaites is Associate Professor in Economics at University of Nottingham and a Research Director at the Resolution Foundation. He is on sabbatical from the Bank of England, where his most recent role was as Head of International Research. He has also worked as an economist for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the Independent Commission on Banking (the ‘Vickers Commission’). He is a visiting fellow at the LSE Centre for Macroeconomics.

Ivan Yotzov

Ivan Yotzov is an Economist at the Bank of England. He is working in the Structural Economics Division, part of the Monetary Analysis Directorate. Ivan has an MPhil in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Warwick. His research interests include macroeconomics, political economy, and text analysis.

Current University of Nottingham Recruitment Team

Anamika Anand
Ashwin Chettiar
Atharva Palkar
Cleopatra Ngoma
Helen Burton
Jane Slack
Juliana Mohamed
Marie Hickey

Oliver Kneller
Sree Premkumar
Surya Mythili
Umama Khan Tareen
Wendy York
Zainab Abbas
Zakia Ishaque

Previous Project Team

Garry Young
Stefania Spiga
Kate Fisher
Jenny Lam
Scarlet (Sijia) Chen
Myrto Oikonomou
Alice Crundwell

Previous Bank of England Recruitment Team

Almog Adir
Anesa Maxwell
Georgia Craven
Gerald Aryeequaye
Jahmal Nicholson
James O’Connor
Jason Chan
Joshua Wignall
Michael Macaulay
Nandita Padki
Okon Enyenihi
Reanne Roban
Reem Hasan
Sami Alkhair

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