Danail Vasilev


I joined Reform in November 2016 and am currently conducting research in the area of social care and higher educaiton. I have a Master’s degree from UCL in economics. My academic interest is fiscal policy and Reform is a great place to learn about public spending.

My long-term goal is to obtain a PhD in economics. I am interested in the impacts of government on various aspects of the wider economy: not just the short-term effects of fiscal stimulus on growth, but also the long-term impacts of different forms of government spending on the labour force, productivity, debt, competitiveness and social mobility, to name a few.

The biggest public service challenge facing Britain is… solving the productivity challenge… alongside re-organising public services around the needs of an ageing society.

My favourite reformer is: Tsar Alexander II