Government risk and resilience planning informed by Professor of Economics

The UK Government is aiming to extend its risk and resilience planning from short to longer-term horizons – and work by Abi Adams-Prassl, Professor in Economics, will inform the process.

Professor Adams-Prassl, who is also Associate Head of Department with responsibility for research impact and external engagement, has been invited to join an Expert Group on Society in the Government Office for Science, an advisory group that is part of the government.

Abi’s input and expertise will contribute towards developing a methodology and tools that can be used across government, to support policy-makers and risk and resilience specialists in implementing the change in approach.

Elsewhere, Abi’s activity has included providing advice to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty – in the form of data collection and identifying evidence gaps in income volatility.

She has also contributed her expertise to a training session provided to all English and Scottish Employment Tribunal judges on balancing access to justice and open justice principles in a world of big data.

Follow Abi on Twitter at @abicadams.