Samuel is the director of the new Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) Singapore office. Formally, opening in September 2016.
He joined the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) shortly after it was created in 2010 as the team’s first economist. He had worked in a number of roles at BIT and on a large number of UK government policies, including: health, crime, energy & sustainability, taxation, unemployment and economic growth.
Until June 2016, Samuel was the team’s UK director for economic growth and productivity. In this role, he led projects on business growth, female labour market participation, disability & employment, apprenticeships and exporting.
Before working at BIT, Samuel was an economist at the Home Office (the UK ministry for Home Affairs) primarily focused on the economics of crime and policing. He holds a degree in Economics from Durham University.