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Abhinay Muthoo is a Fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), a Visiting Professor of Economics at the (Lord) Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), and a member of the Cross Parliamentary Party Youth Violence Commission.

Abhinay is an economist, with broad interests. He was educated at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. He has 37 years of teaching and research experience, across several universities including Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard, Bristol, Warwick, Essex, Paris, and Delhi. He has been a full professor of economics for around 25 years. He has published extensively in top economics journals.

Abhinay has 20 years of leadership and management experience, including have been the Head of the Departments of Economics at the Universities of Warwick and Essex (spanning a period of 16 years), and the Dean of Warwick in London for four years.

Abhinay has 30 years of policy experience. In particular, he co-founded and co-directed (jointly with an ex-senior civil servant) a policy lab - which engaged and worked with civil servants, policy makers, and ministers.


  • 2017–present
    Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research


  • 1988 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 1985 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil
  • 1984 
    London School of Economics, BSc (Econ); First Class Honours


  • 1999
    Bargaining Theory with Applications, Cambridge University Press