David Begg is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. From 2003 until 2011, he was Principal of the Business School. His research interests are macroeconomics, monetary and exchange rate policy, monetary union and transition economies. He was the Chair of the Begg Commission (a distinguished group of international economists from the top universities in the world) on the ''UK Outside the Euro''. The Commission released their report in April 2003. David is frequently commissioned as an advisor on monetary policy to organisations such as the Bank of England, IMF, and HM Treasury.