Senior Consultant, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy
Paul Crawford is a part-time Senior Consultant at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
He was previously Chief Economist and deputy Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where his team supported the evidence and analysis needs of the communications, arts, culture, creative, media, tourism, sport, leisure and gambling sectors, and the measurement and analysis of the growth and wellbeing impacts of culture and sports activities and institutions.
Prior to that, he was Deputy Director in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibilities for the economics of growth and productivity at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic level, after leading DTI’s sectoral productivity and competitiveness research programme.
Before joining government, Paul worked as an academic at UEA, Bristol, and Cambridge Universities, and as an economic consultant in the private sector, with particular interests in industrial economics and sectoral analysis.