The Executive Committee is our governing body, responsible for forming and implementing our policies and coordinating the Society’s activities. As the board of trustees, they have certain responsibilities under charity law. Executive Committee meets at least three times a year and consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Honorary Treasurer, Editors (up to three), the Secretary-General, and at least five councillors who are not officers.
Other members can be co-opted onto the Executive Committee by Council. Currently the Conference Committee Secretary, the Chair of CHUDE and the Chair of the Women's Committee are co-opted.
Lord Stern is a professor at the LSE. He was previously the Chief Economist of EBRD between 1994-1999 and of the World Bank from 2000-2003. He was President of the British Academy from 2013-2017, knighted for his services to economics in 2004, elected an FRS in 2013 and made a Companion of Honour in 2017.
Immediate Past President (2017-18)
Peter Neary is a professor of economics at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He was President of the Royal Economic Society in 2017-18. Peter also held the position of President at the European Economic Association in 2002 and President of the International Economics and Finance Society in 1999-2000.
Rachel is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and a Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015 for services to economic policy. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences and a Research Fellow of CEPR.
Sue is now retired. She worked in the Government Economic Service for 13 years – at the Office for National Statistics, managing the GES and as Deputy Chief Economist at the Department for International Development. Following that she ran two charities - Pro Bono Economics and latterly Project Oracle.
Now Emeritus, Denise was employed at the University of Manchester for 38 years, 23 as professor, publishing more than 80 papers and one book, many with international collaborators. External roles include Sub-Panel Chair UK RAE2008, Deputy Panel Convenor Hong Kong RAE2014 and service for the Royal Economic Society, Economic and Social Research Council and Leverhulme Trust, among others.
Managing Editor of The Econometrics Journal
Jaap is a professor of econometrics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the managing editor of The Econometrics Journal.
Conference Committee Secretary
Michael is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College. His research has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics.
Managing Editor of the Economic Journal
Morten is a Professor of Economics at University College London and works on macroeconomics. He is also a Joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal, Deputy Chairman of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
University of Bristol
Sarah Smith is Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol and the current Head of Department. She is an elected member of the EEA council/ former elected member of the RES Council. She has previously worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, HM Treasury, Financial Services Authority and the London School of Economics.
Chair of CHUDE (Co-opted)
Eric has been the chair of CHUDE since 2012 and has worked at Loughborough University since 1987, following two years as an Economics Analyst in the Bank of England. Eric has published over 70 academic papers and has held visiting appointments at Vanderbilt University (1994), the University of Antwerp (2001-15) and Claremont Graduate University (2016).
Council representative (until 2021)
Beata is a professor of economics at the University of Oxford, fellow of All Souls College, managing editor of Economic Policy and director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).”
Council representative (until 2019)
Stephen is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics,
Council representative (until 2022)
Mary is a professor of history and philosophy of economics at LSE and was the Vice President of publications at the British Academy between 2014 and 2018.
Council representative (until 2023)
Imran is a professor of economics at UCL and a co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at the IFS.
Council representative (until 2020)
Frank is a professor of econometrics at the University of Bristol and a research fellow at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice.