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Matthew Whittaker

Chief Economist

Matthew joined the Resolution Foundation in 2008 and is responsible for the organisation’s economic analysis. He has been involved in the publication of numerous reports on the labour market, taxes and benefits, government finances, household debt and social policy. He took a leading role in defining the low to middle income group that is the focus of the Resolution Foundation’s work and has served on many working groups and advisory panels on issues relating to living standards. He also serves as the Foundation’s liaison with the Employment, Equity and Growth programme being undertaken by the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford University. He joined the Foundation from the House of Commons Library, where he provided economic and statistical advice to individual Members and to a number of select committees. Prior to that, he was a policy officer at Hurlstons Corporate Consultants, where he specialised in the UK consumer credit market. In 2009 he received a ‘Mentor of the Year’ award from the National Mentoring Consortium. He received the Clayton Award in Economics when he graduated from Sheffield University.

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