Dr Ross Richardson


External Consultant for the Italian National Institute for Public Policy Analysis


Ross is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and is an External Consultant for the Italian National Institute for Public Policy Analysis (Istituto Nazionale per l'Analisi delle Politiche Pubbliche).

Ross is currently working with Dr. Matteo Richiardi in the Employment, Equity and Growth programme at INET Oxford, developing a dynamic microsimulation of the labour market focusing on income inequality at the individual and household levels, and income mobility over the life cycle of individuals. He is also the Chief Software Engineer of the dynamic microsimulation platform ‘JAS-mine’. 

With an academic background in Physics (MSci) and Quantitative Finance (PhD) from Imperial College London, and commercial experience in the Corporate Treasury of BT Plc., his time in Oxford has involved building computational economic simulations to assist policy makers with their strategic decisions.  

Whilst a post-doctoral research fellow in the Complexity Economics group at INET Oxford, Ross participated in the CRISIS project, an international consortium of universities, private firms and policy makers funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.  His recent research includes modelling the gender inequality in labour participation across EU countries, which was supported by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions who presented the project’s key findings to the European Parliament's Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee in Brussels in October 2016.