University of Manchester
Professor of Economics
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Visiting Research Fellow
Winner of the Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalist, 2000.
OBE for services to economics, 2009.
Hon D. Litt., Plymouth University, April 2015.
October 2006 to April 2015
BBC Trustee (Vice Chair from 2011, Acting Chair May-October 2014)
November 2007 to November 2012
Migration Advisory Committee
September 2001 to August 2009
Competition Commission member
November 2009 to October 2010
Independent Review of Higher Education Funding
Dec. 1993 to June 2001 The Independent
Covering UK and international economics. News reporting, comment, analysis and features. Previously economics correspondent and business reporter.
March 1989 to December 1993 Investors Chronicle
Launched and edited the Europe section of the magazine. Previously feature writer and acting Features Editor.
September 1988 to March 1989 The Economist
Internship, writing for the business and finance sections.
June 1986 to September 1988 DRI Europe
Carried out economic forecasts and wrote reports on the UK and other European countries, directed consultancy projects for mainly Continental corporate clients.
June 1985 to June 1986 HM Treasury
Senior Economic Assistant
Economic analysis and research on monetary and financial issues.
September 1981 to May 1985
Sumner Slichter Fellow Harvard University and Research Assistant National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts).
June 1985 PhD in Economics, Harvard University.
Thesis on behaviour of wages and employment in manufacturing industry.
June 1983 MA in Economics, Harvard University.
June 1981 BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Brasenose College, Oxford.
Open Exhibition. Gibbs Prize in Politics, 1980. Master of Arts degree taken 1987.