InstEAD Co-Director Jennifer Roberts and Research Fellow Philip Powell contributed to a successful application with CFE Research and Consulting Ltd to be an approved supplier on the new Crown Commercial Service Behavioural Insights Framework. Their approved application positions them favourably alongside four other suppliers, including the Behavioural Insights Team and Mori Ltd, now in a position to deliver behavioural insights expertise to the UK Government and its non-commercial partners. The framework states that an appointed supplier “will be able to inform policy and service design by using behaviour change, with an emphasis on finding innovative ways of encouraging, enabling and supporting people to make better choices for themselves”. The framework agreement lasts for three years, until 2021, and is expected to be worth up to £16m.


InstEAD research fellow Philip Powell has been made an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). This title is awarded in recognition of several years’ experience and professional contribution to psychology. The AFBPsS is a mark of experience, competence and reputation of psychological knowledge within the field. It is the second-highest level of professional accreditation a Chartered Psychologist can achieve in the UK.


InstEAD researcher Muhammad Waqas presented work at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 7-9th December 2017.  Muhammad presented the paper ‘Labour Market and Attitudes Towards Immigration’. 



Gurleen PopliInstEAD Director of Research Dr Gurleen Popli was a panel member at the Government Statistical Service Conference “Pioneers: on the forefront of statistics and data science” on the 22nd – 23rd November 2017. Gurleen participated in the panel discussion “Statistical Literacy” to an audience of statisticians from the Government Statistical Services, and stressed on the need to provide context to the statistics.


InstEAD Co-Director Professor Sarah Brown participated in the Centre for Economic Policy Research/Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Roundtable on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Sarah participated in the session on ‘Weak Wage Growth and the Labour Market’ and discussed sectoral differences in wages and productivity as well as structural changes in the labour market affecting labour supply .