ChamberlainWalker Economics was founded in 2016 by Paul Chamberlain and Chris Walker. Both Paul and Chris were senior economic advisers in the Government Economic Service, part of the UK Civil Service, where their careers each spanned over a decade at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

We have a team of associates, typically with a civil service or an academic background. 


Paul Chamberlain



Paul is a respected economist and former Senior Civil Servant. He has extensive experience of managing large teams and delivering high profile projects and played a key role in all the major housing, planning and local growth national policy reforms spanning more than a decade (2004-2016). Paul was also Director of a regeneration company in Swindon up to early 2019.

Paul has a Master’s in Economics from the University of Kent and was a policy fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (2012-2014).

Chris Walker

Chris is an experienced senior economist, writer and thought-leader specialising in public policy. He has a strong track record of managing and delivering whole analytical programmes, as well as producing and authoring research reports for high-profile clients, often with media coverage. He has advised public affairs agencies and is an associate of WPI Strategy and Bradshaw Advisory.

Chris has an MSc in Economics from the University of York and a BA in Economics from the University of Reading.



David Morris

David is a former Senior Civil Servant with roles in the Department for Transport (major infrastructure projects in London), the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (housing and planning delivery) and MCHLG (spatial plans and Regional Assemblies). In MCHLG he was also Deputy Director for Local Economic Growth and in this role David established City Deals, the Local Growth Fund and the Growing Places Fund. He also set up the cross-Whitehall Cities and Local Growth Unit and led for MHCLG on the Regional Growth Fund, High Streets and Thames Gateway. Following a period in Local Government David is now a non-executive director of a London-based housing company alongside consultancy with ChamberlainWalker.



Alastair Neame

Alastair joined ChamberlainWalker from Cebr (the Centre for Economics and Business Research) where he was a Senior Economist on the Macroeconomics team. Before joining Cebr Alastair worked for the UK Civil Service, most recently at MCHLG where he provided economic analysis and advice on housing markets and the house building industry. Previous roles also include time in the Department for Transport where he worked on the National Transport Model and in Local Government on secondment at Swindon Borough Council.

Alastair holds an MSc from the University of London’s Birkbeck College and a BA in Economics from The University of Manchester.



Dr. Michalis P. Stamatogiannis

Michalis is an academic econometrician and economist and has held positions at the University of Bath, University of Groningen and currently University of Liverpool, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Finance. He specialises in time series analysis and his research work on forecasting and predictability has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Econometrics and the International Journal of Forecasting, among others.

Michalis holds a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Economics from the University of York.



Dr. Geraint Coles

Geraint has worked in academia and in Local Government where he directed heritage-led regeneration projects. His primary focus is in the role of heritage in regeneration, community wellbeing and place shaping. He has at various times been a member of the Industrial, Maritime & Transport Advisory Group of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Heritage Skills Group of the Construction Industry Training Board and the National Restoration Group of the Canal & River Trust. He is currently Director of the Cultural Heritage Institute at Royal Agricultural University.