George Charlson

George Charlson
Sr. Economist

George is a Senior Economist in the London office, joining in September 2023. Prior to joining Keystone, George was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge and a lecturer at University College London.

George completed his PhD at the University of Oxford in 2020. The focus of his academic research is the application of network theory to the digital economy. His work has covered a number of topics, including the spread of misinformation in social networks, data markets and algorithmic fairness and information design on buyer-seller platforms. George has a particular interest in the interaction between microeconomic theory, operations research and artificial intelligence. Prior to his PhD, George worked in economic consulting, specializing in the application of competition economics to the film and payments industry.

Outside the office, George is a keen (though not talented) golfer and can often be found playing or writing quizzes.


  • DPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford
  • MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford
  • B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford