Vice-Chairman, BBC Trust
Visiting Research Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Economist and author, Diane Coyle runs Enlightenment Economics. She is Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust. She was a member of the Migration Advisory Committee from 2007-2012, and was on the Competition Commission 2001-2009. Ms. Coyle is also a visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
Ms. Coyle is the author of several bestselling books including The Economics of Enough (March 2011, Princeton University Press) and The Soulful Science (Princeton University Press 2007). She is the editor of What’s The Use of Economics?, a collection of essays about teaching economics (London Publishing Partnership 2012). Her first book was The Weightless World (1996), one of the first to identify the impact of new technologies on the economy and society.
Ms. Coyle was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and had worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard. Ms. Coyle was awarded an OBE in January 2009.