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Diane Coyle appointed to Industrial Strategy Council

The prominent economist Diane Coyle, who has called for a robust oversight body for the industrial strategy, has been appointed to the Industrial Strategy Council.

Coyle, the Bennett professor of public policy at the University of Cambridge, is one of 20 members appointed to the council. The independent body oversees the implementation of the government’s industrial strategy, modelled on the respected Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

Members of the council, which met for the first time at 10 Downing Street on 1 November, also include: the executive chairwoman of the Economic and Social Research Council Jennifer Rubin; Kate Barker, commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission and chairwoman of the Industrial Strategy Commission; and the vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester Nancy Rothwell.  

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