Max Mosley

Max is a Senior Economist in the Macroeconomic research team. Max works on the UK Outlook and trackers on topics relating to the labour market and living standards.

Research Interests

Max’s interests are in how the economy and peoples living standards relate to each other.

Throughout 2022, Max’s research focused on the impact inflation was having on household savings through the cost-of-living crisis. In 2023, Max produced a paper that simulated the economic effect of lifting the right-to-work restriction on people seeking asylum which was later shortlisted for the SPE Rybczynski Prize. Today, Max works on topics relating to the Labour Market.


Max studied at the London School of Economics for both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Economic Policy.

His masters dissertation – which modelled the macroeconomic implications of changing welfare generosity – was awarded the 2021 Best Dissertation Award and was later published by the CEPR in their COVID Economics working paper series.


Before joining NIESR, Max worked for a Member of Parliament for two years alongside his undergraduate studies at the LSE.

While in Parliament he led a research project into the effect of legacy PFI contracts on schools and hospitals across the country. He also at times worked directly with constituents by supporting them navigate complex challenges. It was this experience and others that motivates his interest in living standards analysis.

Additional Information

Published Working Papers

Max Mosley A., & Edmund Cornforth, 2023. “The Macroeconomic Effect of the UK’s 2022 Cost-of-Living Payments,” Discussion Papers 2316, Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM).

Ekaterina Aleynikova & Max Mosley, 2023. “The Economic and Social Impacts of Lifting Work Restrictions on People Seeking Asylum” National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) Discussion Papers 549, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

Mosley, Max. A., June 2021. “The Importance of Being Earners: Modelling the Implications of Changes to Welfare Contributions on Macroeconomic Recovery”. Covid Economics, CEPR, Issue 82, pages 99-142