18 Facts About Diane Coyle


Diane Coyle was born on February 1961 and is an economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury.


Diane Coyle was vice-chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and was a member of the UK Competition Commission from 2001 until 2019.


Diane Coyle did her undergraduate studies at Brasenose College, Oxford, reading philosophy, politics, and economics, before gaining an MA and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, graduating in 1985, her thesis was titled The dynamic behaviour of employment.


Diane Coyle was an economist at the UK Treasury from 1985 to 1986, and later became the European Editor of Investors Chronicle between 1993 and 2001 and economics editor of The Independent.


Diane Coyle has written a series of books focused on educating people about different aspects of economics.


Diane Coyle has said that her first book, The Weightless World, was a contribution to the creation of a radical centre.


Diane Coyle was a member of the UK's Competition Commission from 2001 to 2009, a member of the Royal Economic Society, previously a member of the UK Border Agency's Migration Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2014, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Diane Coyle was previously a presenter on BBC Radio 4 and was a member of the BBC Trust from November 2006 until April 2015.


Diane Coyle has been contributing regularly to Project Syndicate since 2017.


Diane Coyle was a professor of economics at the University of Manchester from 2014 to 2018.


Diane Coyle was critical of the economics profession in 2021 due to its lack of diversity, and she is critical of universal basic income as an idea.


Diane Coyle is managing director of Enlightenment Economics, an economic consultancy to large corporate clients and international organisations, specialising in new technologies and globalisation.


Diane Coyle was employed by EDF Energy on its stakeholder advisory panel.


At the 2018 New Year Honours, Diane Coyle received the award of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to economics.


Diane Coyle is married to the former BBC News' Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.


Diane Coyle was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 women of 2013.


In 2016, Diane Coyle was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Diane Coyle was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year Honours for "services to Economics and the Public Understanding of Economics".