Michael C. George read for an MSc in Comparative Social Policy. He is interested in how innovative policy can be used to improve social mobility, and has explored this through work at the White House National Economic Council, and at Social Finance (London) and Instiglio (Colombia), where he developed social impact bond proposals. Previously, he was Chief of Staff of a non-profit start-up (Opportunity@Work) working to help low-income Americans find middle-class jobs, and worked as a research assistant for Professors Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren at the Harvard Department of Economics.
Michael studied Government and Economics at Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2014. He received an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics in 2016, where he graduated with Distinction and received the Atkinson and Hobhouse prizes. His studies at Oxford and the London School of Economics were supported by a British Government Marshall Scholarship.