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Tony Clayton

Tony Clayton

Chief Economist, Intellectual Property Office

Tony is Chief Economist at the Intellectual Property Office, a role he took up in late 2009. Before this he was Director, Economic Analysis at the Office of National Statistics where his contribution included:

  • Leading ONS' work on productivity, ICT, globalisation and technology impact;
  • Leading work across the EU on ICT economic impacts;
  • New measures of software investment in the UK economy, adding £9 billion to GDP.

He joined ONS in 2001 from strategy consultancy PIMS. As Director there he developed early evidence on innovation for growth and jobs in the EU’s Lisbon Strategy, and consulting strategies on innovation for major international firms.

He has degrees in Physics and Economics, and has published on economics, strategy and management, service innovation, globalization, and the role of ‘intangibles’ in business growth.

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