Dr Will Davies

Will Davies researches and writes about the interaction of economic ideas, policies and institutions, drawing on economic sociology and critical theory. Last year, his work on employee ownership made a major contribution to policy debates about mutualism, in the context of the economic crisis. His current work looks at the science of wellbeing and its emerging significance within economics and policy formation. He is working on a book looking at competition as a value and organisational principle, within economics and beyond. Before entering academia, he worked for a number of policy think tanks including The Work Foundation and the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is an Associate of Demos, for whom he has worked on projects looking at the future of business structures and working practices. He has written for Prospect, New Statesman, Financial Times and the Guardian.

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