David Coombe and Horatio Mortimer

David Coombe, pictured, is director of research and innovation at the London School of Economics. He leads a team that manage all aspects of externally funded research, the REF and HEIF. Previously he was director of research services at Kent, head of administration at the Kent Business School, and held various posts at the University of Kent and Swansea University. Horatio Mortimer is research and business engagement officer at LSE.

David Willetts

David Willetts Sees a ‘Failure to Understand the Value of Social Science’

“The problem with intangibles is often with identifying whether there is an asset, and who owns it and why,” says Lord David Willetts, visiting professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London, president of the Resolution Foundation, and minister for universities and science from 2010 to 2014. Here he talks with the LSE’s David Coombe and Horatio Mortimer.

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