Nida Broughton is the Director of Economic Policy at the Behavioural Insights Team. Previously, she was Chief Economist at the Social Market Foundation, leading policy research on economic growth, public spending and employment. She has also worked at the House of Commons, where she provided economic advice to MPs and select committees, and at Ofcom, where she led research on the application of behavioural economics to market regulation.
She holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London, and an MA (Cantab) in Economics from Cambridge University.
For latest work by Nida Broughton: https://www.bi.team/people/nida-broughton/
Who is the resource aimed at?
Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.
How can the resource be used?
Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.
How does the resource link to the curriculum?
Overall, Nida Broughton's expertise in economic policy research and her knowledge of the application of behavioural economics makes her an engaging and informative podcast guest for A-levels economics students. Her insights might help students to gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of economics and psychology, the policy-making process, and the role of regulation in the economy.
How long will the activity take?
The entire episode lasts 43 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!