Jonathan Shaw appointed to lead the Turing-HSBC strategic partnership

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Shaw as the Institute’s newest Programme Director.

Jonathan will be leading the Institute’s research programme with HSBC, which aims to advance research into economic data science for the benefit of science, society and the economy.

Over the five year strategic partnership announced last year, HSBC will fund scientists at the Institute to research new methods to harness and analyse financial data with greater detail and accuracy, with the goal to help economists, researchers, policymakers and businesses to better understand the UK economy and its interconnection with global markets.

Jonathan is an economist and data scientist whose research focuses on modelling individual behaviour, evaluating education and labour market programmes, and understanding the effects of taxes and benefits across life.

Before joining The Alan Turing Institute, he worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies for almost 15 years, the last four of which he was Deputy Director of the Tax Administration Research Centre. He has done work for government departments in the UK and abroad, regulators and private charitable foundations and has provided economic advice to a wide variety of policymakers in governmental and quasi-governmental organisations. He did his PhD in empirical economics at University College London under Professor Sir Richard Blundell.

Jonathan commented:

“New data sources and analysis techniques have the potential to unlock many economic questions that have been hard to answer up until now. I am delighted to have joined The Alan Turing Institute and look forward to working with HSBC and the Institute’s research community to develop and deliver a research programme in this exciting new field of economic data science.”

Frank Tong, Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Investments at HSBC commented:

“We are delighted that Jonathan has been appointed to The Alan Turing Institute as HSBC’s Programme Director.  It reflects our shared commitment to the strategic partnership between the Turing and HSBC as we explore how big data analytics can deliver valuable insight into the UK economy and beyond, which we can harness for the benefit of our customers.”

Notes to Editors

For queries about the HSBC-Turing programme, contact Programme Manager Dr Mahlet Zimeta:

We are currently advertising for three more Programme Director roles. More information and how to apply.