Global Talent Lab


Ruchir Agarwal is the Co-Founder of the Global Talent Lab and a M-RCBG Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. As an an economist at the IMF, he has worked on a range of policy issues in several advanced economies, emerging markets, and frontier economies. Most recently he served as the Head of the IMF Global Health & Pandemic Response Taskforce. His research interests are in macroeconomics, finance, and innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Patrick Gaule is the Co-Founder of the Global Talent Lab and works at the University of Bristol as an Associate Professor in Economics. His research seeks to understand how to scale up and accelerate innovation. Prior to coming to Bristol, he worked at the University of Bath and at CERGE-EI in Prague. He also spent three years in Boston as postdoctoral fellow at MIT Sloan, Harvard, and the NBER.

Yuyan Jiang a Research Associate at the School of Economics, University of Bristol. Yuyan’s research interests are in Labour Economics and Education Economics. Her work focuses on inequalities in education, intergenerational income mobility, and policies to narrow the socio-economic gap in education and the labour market. Prior to joining the Lab, she was a PhD candidate at the Social Research Institute, University College London (UCL). She has taught Economics and Quantitative Research Methods to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at UCL.

Van Ntassey is a Senior Research Associate at the Global Talent Lab at University of Bristol His research interests are in Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Labour Markets. Prior to joining the Lab, Van was a PhD candidate in Economics and a graduate tutor at the University of Bathteaching Statistics, Probabilities, Econometrics, and Macroeconomics. He has also worked with the British Army, Microsoft UK, and IBM UK.