John Van Reenen is Ronald Coase School Professor at the London School of Economics, a Digital Fellow at MIT and the Director of the Programme for Innovation and Diffusion (POID). Van Reenen has published widely on the economics of innovation, labor markets and productivity. In 2009 he was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, the European equivalent to the US Bates Clark Medal, awarded every two years to the best economist in Europe under the age of 45. In 2014 he won the European Investment Bank Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research. In 2017 he was awarded an OBE. In 2022 he become an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Economic Association