Sir Charles Bean
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and
Budget Responsibility Committee, UK Office for Budget Responsibility, London
Charles Bean is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and a member of the Budget Responsibility Committee at the Office for Budget Responsibility.
From 2000 to 2014, he served at the Bank of England as, successively, Executive Director and Chief Economist, and then Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, serving on both the Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Committees. He also represented the Bank in international fora, such as G7 and G20. Before joining the Bank, he was a member of faculty at LSE and has also worked at HM Treasury.
He has served as Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, was President of the Royal Economic Society from 2013 to 2015, and is Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He was knighted in 2014 for services to monetary policy and central banking and recently undertook a major review of the quality, delivery and governance of UK economic statistics on behalf of the UK government. He holds a PhD from MIT.