People

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

Partner/Director

Paul is a respected economist with 20 years’ experience of managing large teams and delivering high profile projects. He 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 Swindon-based regeneration company from 2016 to 2019.

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

LinkedIn | email: paul@cweconomics.co.uk

 

Chris Walker

Partner/Director

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.

LinkedIn | email: chris@cweconomics.co.uk

 

Ralph Mould

Associate (economist/statistician)

Ralph is an economist and statistician with over a decade’s experience of working in central government on national housing and planning policy, as well as transport and local government. He has previously led on economic analysis of major national policy initiatives, including on the initial design and delivery of Help to Buy and the Affordable Homes Programme. In addition, Ralph was a Senior Economist at Homes England up to the end of 2021, before deciding to focus on his own consultancy practice which he founded in 2017.

LinkedIn | email: ralph@cweconomics.co.uk

 

Dr. Geraint Coles

Senior Associate (heritage, culture and regeneration specialist)

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 set up the Cultural Heritage Institute at Royal Agricultural University in 2019 and served as director before leaving to work in consultancy on a full-time basis in early 2022.

LinkedIn | email: geraint@cweconomics.co.uk

 

David Morris

Senior Associate (economic policy and strategy specialist)

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 and policy advisor to the Metro Mayor for the West of England, alongside consultancy with ChamberlainWalker.

LinkedIn | email: david@cweconomics.co.uk

 

Dr. Michalis P. Stamatogiannis

Associate (economist/econometrician)

Michalis is an academic economist and econometrician 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.

LinkedIn | email: m.stamatogiannis@liverpool.ac.uk