Ipsos MORI appoints Director of Economic Assessment

Ipsos MORI appoints Director of Economic Assessment

January 6, 2022

Ipsos MORI Public Affairs has appointed Ricky Lawton Director of Economic Valuation, to work in various policy areas and apply economic valuation techniques to quantify and assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of policies.

Lawton (pictured) joins after more than seven years with policy evaluation specialist Simetrica-Jacobs, where he most recently served as director of research and analysis, leading economic evaluation and specializing in causal analysis, survey design and non-market valuation methods. Previously, while working on his doctorate in environmental economics and policy, he was seconded to the analysis, analysis and behavioral analysis team of the Cabinet Office, as a national analyst of the welfare economy.

Lawton’s experience in National Economic Assessment projects includes the Highways England A303 Stonehenge Tunnel Business Case and the Development Consent Order; the government real estate agency upgrading program; the evaluation of the economic and social impact of the Football Association (FA) of grassroots football; the DCMS Cultural Value Project; and transport projects such as the Airports Commission study on the welfare impacts of aviation noise. In addition, he has published over fifteen peer-reviewed academic journal articles and serves as a co-investigator on the AHRC research team.

Trinh Tu, Managing Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos MORI, comments: “Ricky’s expertise in valuing intangibles is an important boost for our valuation team and I am delighted to have him join the business team. public events of Ipsos MORI in this exciting time. His experience and academic pedigree will further enhance our assessment offering to public sector clients.

Website: www.ipsos.com .

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