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About Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle runs the economic consulting firm Enlightenment Economics. She is a member of the UK Competition Commission and Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust

Articles by Diane Coyle

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

From service reviews to audience councils: how accountable is the BBC Trust?

Against a common accusation that the BBC is unaccountable, Diane Coyle, Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust, explains the mechanisms that are in place to register feedback and stimulate public conversation. But how effective are these procedures? 

Economics, the soulful science

Economics is an exciting, innovative discipline that has moved far beyond the arid stereotypes of its critics, says Diane Coyle.

Business is the victim

‘Get your facts right’ says Diane Coyle to Friends of the Earth (FoE) – business is far from evil or unduly powerful. The bad behaviour of a few companies will be solved by better corporate governance rules. In the fifth of our introductory texts to the debate Corporations: Power and Responsibility, Diane Coyle argues that FoE’s push for heavy regulation on a sector already subject to rising tax burdens would be a spanner in the engine of global growth and prosperity.
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