Hilary Cooper is a Cambridge based economic consultant, researcher and writer. Her early career was as a government economist and senior policy maker. Her current areas of research include: inequality and child poverty; diversity and the gender pay gap; population ageing, social care and intergenerational inequality. Hilary wrote the Bluffer’s Guide to Economics in 2006 and in July 2019 she was announced as joint winner of the 2019 IPPR economics prize for the essay Incentivising an Ethical Economics, along with co-authors Simon Szreter and Ben Szreter. Her latest book, After the Virus, Lessons from the Past for a Better Future, will be published in September 2021 by Cambridge University Press and is co-authored with Simon Szreter.