Harman Sagger is Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism (AHT) for DCMS and leads a small team of analysts within the AHT directorate. Harman returned to DCMS in 2017 after 2 years as the British Film Institute’s Head of Economics. In his previous role at DCMS he was at the heart of embedding rigorous evidence based approach within DCMS and more recently he worked on DCMS’s £1.57 billion investment to help Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of coronavirus .
He has previously worked for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs, working on a range of areas including emerging markets, globalisation, productivity, road charging and environmental taxes. Harman is currently working with his team to take forward the Cultural and Heritage Capital approach, which will help decisions on public funding of culture and heritage to be consistent with the Social Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) approach set out by HMT Green Book.