Joshua Bailey is a second year Master in Public Policy (MPP) candidate at Yale, concentrating in economics and statistics. Interested in macroeconomics and growth, he is currently researching productivity spill-overs from intangible investment with Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Jonathan Haskel. Before coming to Yale, he was an official in the UK government, focused on economic policy. He worked at HM Treasury on a range of economic policy issues, including international economics and infrastructure policy. Interested in the interaction of domestic and international policy, he also held roles advising the National Security Council in the Cabinet Office. More recently, he worked in the Cabinet Office’s Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat devising the UK government’s regional growth and inequality strategy, the ‘Levelling Up’ white paper, led by former Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane.

Outside work, he helped start and then sat on the board of a local school. He is also a Cambridge University Policy Fellow. Josh graduated from Durham University with a degree in law. Josh is originally from Northumberland in northeast England.