Richard Heys

Richard Heys is Deputy Chief Economist at the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and for the last five years has led production of productivity statistics and research into economic statistics more generally. He is currently part of the UN task-team updating the System of National Accounts, the international manual setting standards for national accounts production, with a particular focus on digitalisation. He has published on the treatment of gold and other valuables in the national accounts, public service productivity, welfare measurement, the economic impact of free digital services, crypto-assets, data and telecommunications. He has experience of working in both the public and private sectors and degrees from Oxford and London.