Will Straw
Will is Associate Director for Strategic Development at the Institute for Public Policy Research where his areas of expertise include research on globalisation and international economics; economics and growth policy; and modern campaigning including community organising, new media and online activism. He is founder of Left Foot Forward, Britain's No 1 left-wing blog, where he worked as editor until December 2010. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC, where he worked from 2008–09 as Associate Director on Economic Growth, leading the Center's work on the US stimulus package, globalisation and innovation. Previously, Will was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, where he gained a Master of Public Administration in the Program in Economic Policy Management. He worked for four years at HM Treasury, primarily on enterprise and growth policy. He is a former President of the Oxford University Student Union and a current member of the British-American Project.

Entries by Will Straw

Five Reasons to Be Cautious About Today's Growth Figures

(8) Comments | Posted 25 October 2012 | (09:31)

Today's GDP figures - showing growth of 1.0 per cent in the third quarter - should give us all something to cheer. Certainly George Osborne will be relieved to witness the fastest pace of growth since he entered No. 11 Downing Street. But these latest figures, welcome though they are,...

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Europeans' Fears About Globalisation Are Misplaced

(16) Comments | Posted 7 July 2011 | (17:41)

65 per cent of Brits believe that in 20 years time, people will earn less than today because of competition from China, India and Brazil. Even more people in Germany, France and Italy hold that view as well as a majority in 12 of the remaining 23 members of European...

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