Rebecca is the Director of the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), an independent research centre focussing on economic measurement and funded mostly by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). She is also a Fellow of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Her research interests include labour markets, productivity, economic measurement and policy evaluation. Rebecca has led numerous research projects for government departments and funding councils. She has also been an external advisor to UK Trade & Investment, the Department for Work and Pensions and the ONS. Previously, she was head of the productivity group and the UK economy forecast at NIESR. Rebecca is affiliated with the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances, UCL Institute of Education. Her research is published in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and the Economic Journal.
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