Karen CroxsonHead of Research and Social Data Science at Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Karen lead’s the FCA’s scientific research program, integrating economics, behavioural science and data science to understand markets, design evidence-based policy, and improve FCA internal operations. She serves as Deputy Chief Economist, co-heading the Economics Department, and is building a Social Data Science function at the regulator. She also represents the FCA on the Financial Stability Board’s Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities. Before joining the FCA Karen worked for McKinsey & Co. as a strategy consultant in Europe and the US. She later led data science work at QuantumBlack, McKinsey’s specialist data science agency. Her early career was focused on academic research as a postdoc at the University of Oxford and lecturer specialising in game theory and applied econometrics. She continues as a Guest Lecturer at Oxford and serves on the advisory board for the Social Data Science Masters and PhD programs there. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford.