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Thomas Pope

Deputy Chief Economist

Tom is the deputy chief economist and works within the public finances team. He leads the Institute’s work on levelling up and leads and contributes to projects on public services, fiscal policy and regulation.  

Tom has an MSc in economics and was previously an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, working on tax policy and public finances, before joining IfG in 2019. 

All work

02 APR 2024 Insight paper

Where next for levelling up?

This short paper highlights five key challenges that any government seeking to reduce regional inequalities will need to address.