Archived Biography: Finbarr Livesey joined the IfM in October of 2002. Since joining, he has assisted in the development of and is now the Director of the Centre for Economics and Policy (CEP). His work focuses on how manufacturing is described in economics, how government policy affects manufacturing (with a focus on innovation policy), and what the future holds for manufacturing in developed economies.
Prior to joining the Institute, Finbarr was a Director with GeoPartners, a consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts , where he developed a public sector consulting practice. Between leaving the Kennedy School at Harvard and joining GeoPartners he assisted in setting up the Open Economies project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, acting as the policy director of the project.