Julia Black

Julia Black is the London School of Economics and Political Science's strategic director of innovation. She has written extensively on regulatory issues in a number of areas, and has advised policy makers, consumer bodies and regulators on issues of institutional design and regulatory policy. Black was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2015, appointed to the board of UK Research and Innovation in 2017, and is a research associate of LSE's Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation.

SHAPE – A Focus on the Human World

Social sciences, humanities and the arts can help us in our endeavors, which is why we, along with the British Academy and others, have recently launched SHAPE: Social sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy

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Might Commercializing Social Science Be a Road to Impact?

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown many opportunities have arisen to rethink how and for whom our societies operate. In this post, Julia Black argues that social sciences can play a unique role in the post-COVID-19 recovery by forging new relationships with business and commerce and outlines how initiatives, such as the Aspect network, are seeking to bridge the divide between the social sciences and business.

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