Dr Andrew Sentance is an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2006. The Monetary Policy Committee is responsible for setting interest rates in the UK to meet the Government’s inflation target. He is also a part-time Professor at the University of Warwick, based at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport - which provides advice to the Government on transport policy issues. Before joining the Bank of England, Andrew was Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs at British Airways. He was one of the five senior managers appointed in 2001 to prepare the company’s “Future Size and Shape” turnaround plan. He joined British Airways in 1998 from London Business School, where he was Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasting. Previous positions held include Head of Economic Policy and Director of Economic Affairs at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). He was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters -- established in 1992 to provide advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Andrew was educated at Eltham College, Cambridge University (Clare College) and the London School of Economics, where he gained his PhD. He holds visiting professorships at Cranfield University and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Business Economists and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also a trustee of the Anglo-German Foundation and a member of the Financial Reporting Council Standing Advisory Group.
This seminar is organised in cooperation with the Economics Department, University of Oxford.