Professor Jonathan Haskel appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee
Philip Hammond has appointed Jonathan Haskel, Professor of economics at Imperial College Business School, to sit on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee as an external member. Professor Haskel, who is a long-time CEPR Fellow, was commended for his expertise in productivity growth and innovation, which it was said has been an area of weakness for the UK's performance in recent years.
Read Haskel and Westlake's recent column, "Productivity and secular stagnation in the intangible economy" on VoxEU.
Professor Haskel is currently a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, where he will continue to teach part time, and prior to that was Head of the Economics Department at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority. You can find out more about his appointment here.