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Daniel Chandler

Daniel Chandler

Research Fellow

Expertise: labour and organisational economics, economic history, political theory


Daniel is Research Director of the Programme on Cohesive Capitalism, a major multi-disciplinary initiative to develop a new economic paradigm that serves the common interest. He is author of the book FREE AND EQUAL (Penguin, 2023), which makes the case for a new progressive liberalism grounded in the ideas of the philosopher John Rawls, and has been described as 'a must-read' (Thomas Piketty) and 'beautifully written and compelling' (Angus Deaton). He has degrees in economics, philosophy and history from Cambridge and the LSE, and was awarded a Henry Fellowship at Harvard where he studied under Amartya Sen. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as a policy advisor in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and Deputy Prime Minister's Office, and as a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Resolution Foundation.

Daniel Chandler's current research interests are:

  • Economic justice and welfare economics, especially the work John Rawls
  • Inequality, particularly the impact of technology on the distribution of earnings and the organisation of work
  • Good jobs, productivism and the role of workplace democracy