John Rodger

Position: Founder

Telephone: 07787 577299


MA Economics – University of Manchester

Policy specialisms

Education, skills, social care, social mobility


Tennis, history of economic thought, travelling


John is an economist with over 40 years of experience of conducting research and evaluation projects. He is a founder member of York Consulting and has shaped the business into one of the UK’s leading economic and social research consultancies. John has developed specific expertise in cost-benefit analysis and the application of Fiscal Return on Investment methodologies. He has also been involved in developing innovative methodologies to assess place-based approaches to improve social mobility.

Would most like to meet

Andy Murray

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  • "It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College

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