Diane Coyle is Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust, member of the Competition Commission, of the Migration Advisory Committee and of the Natural Capital Committee. She is currently a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission, and Senior Independent Member of the ESRC Council. She was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics. She is the author of several books, most recentlt Markets, State and People: Economics for Public Policy, and GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History.