Simon Reid-Henry is an academic and a key contributor to the conceptual development of Global Public Investment. Simon is a member of the EWG Steering Committee and is Academic Lead for the EWG’s technical papers. He has written widely on international affairs, development, and political economy, including the books The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science and The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a more equal world is better for us all. Simon is a Fellow of the RSA and a recipient of the Leverhulme Prize. He received his PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Cambridge before moving to Queen Mary University of London where he is presently Professor of Historical and Political Geography and Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has held visiting positions at Columbia University in New York, at Macquarie University in Sydney, at the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs and as Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Simon is also co-convenor of London Inequality Studies. His writing can be found in The Guardian, New Statesman, The Economist, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, and the London Review of Books. He has appeared on radio and television and has presented to government agencies in the UK and abroad. Recently he has contributed to the UK Labour task force on international development and is currently collaborating with the Joep Lange Institute on GPI.