Our Organization

Our World in Data is a project of the Global Change Data Lab, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom (Registered Charity Number 1186433).

Board of Trustees

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Hetan Shah

Chair of the Board

Hetan Shah is chief executive at the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences. He is Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London. Hetan is Vice Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, which focuses on how to ensure artificial intelligence and data are used for public good. He is on the board of The Legal Education Foundation, a philanthropic body supporting a better justice system. Hetan serves on a number of advisory boards including for the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, the UCL Policy Lab and the Resolution Foundation.

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Professor Wendy Carlin

Wendy Carlin is one of the directors at Global Change Data Lab, and she is a founding member of our Board of Trustees. She is Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is also leading the CORE Project, an international educational project to reform the undergraduate economics curriculum. The CORE Project produces open-access e-books used in universities around the world. She is also a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility.

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Professor Stefano Caria

Stefano Caria is one of the directors at Global Change Data Lab, and he is a founding member of our Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick specializing in development economics. He is also affiliated with J-PAL, CEPR, CAGE and the EEE program at STICERD.

Previous Trustees

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Professor Sir David Hendry

David Hendry was a founding member of our Board of Trustees. He is co-director of Climate Econometrics at Nuffield College and was previously Professor of Economics at Oxford University where he was Chairman of the Economics Department from 2001—2007. He was knighted in 2009, and he is an Honorary Vice-President and past President of the Royal Economic Society.

Oxford Partnership

Our World in Data is produced as a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford, who are the scientific contributors of the website content; and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab, who owns, publishes and maintains the website and the data tools.

At the University of Oxford, the research team is affiliated with the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development, where the mission is to produce academic research on the world’s largest problems based on the empirical analysis of global data.


Global Change Data Lab is a non-profit organization and we are funded through grants and reader donations. You can learn more about our funding in our How We’re Funded page, and you can help us do more by donating here – it will make a real difference.