Mark is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Analysis at the Policy Institute. He has been a government adviser at the No. 10 Strategy Unit, a civil servant, and a policy director for all three London Mayors. His interests include the economy and business, migration, urban governance, regulation, digital innovation and technology, and UK-EU relations.
He has held academic posts at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, as well as a chair in international social policy at the University of Bristol. In 2015 he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto.
He is author or co-author of four books, including A European Welfare State? (Palgrave), Working Capital: Life and Labour in Contemporary London (Routledge) and more than 100 published papers. He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and Japan, and has been a consultant to the OECD and the European Commission, as well as major UK and global companies.