UCL promotes Ryan-Collins to full professor

University College London has promoted Josh Ryan-Collins to a full professor in economics and finance at the university’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

He was previously an associate professor in economics and finance, and his research focuses on the economics of land, housing and sustainable finance.

Ryan-Collins is a senior policy fellow within the U.K. government’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and is a council member of the Progressive Economy Forum.

Prior to joining UCL in 2017, he was an economist at the New Economics Foundation. His books include ‘Where Does Money Come From?” (NEF: 2012), “Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing (Zed: 2017)” and “Why Can’t you Afford a Home” (Polity: 2018).

In a post on X, Ryan-Collins said: “Delighted to be promoted to Full Professor in Economics and Finance at IIPP. Big thanks to those who helped along the way.”

UCL’s Insitiute for Innovation and Public Purpose is a research unit focused on answering research questions about public value and policy practice.