Hasan Bakhshi is Director, Creative Industries in NESTA’s Policy & Research Unit and leads NESTA's creative industries and digital policy and research.
Prior to NESTA, Hasan worked as Executive Director and Senior International Economist at Lehman Brothers, and as Deputy Chief Economist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
He has eight years' experience as an economist at the Bank of England. Hasan has published widely in academic journals and policy publications on topics ranging from technological progress and economic growth to the economics of the creative and cultural sector.
He has also consulted for a number of organisations, including the European Commission, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the British Film Institute. Hasan has a BA in Economics from Cambridge and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.
He is also Honorary Visiting Professor at City University, Research Fellow at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology and a member of the Creative Industries Council.