Simon Wren-Lewis

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Simon Wren-Lewis is a British economist. He is a professor of economic policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College.[1][2]


Wren-Lewis was educated at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith; Clare College, Cambridge (MA Economics); and Birkbeck College, London (MSc Economics).


Wren-Lewis worked for Her Majesty's Treasury as a budget-team member from 1974 to 1981.[3] From 1976 to 1980, he worked for the National Income Forecasting Team as a senior economic assistant.[3] From 1986 to 1990, he was a Senior Research Officer and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.[3]

From 1990 to 1995, Wren-Lewis was Chair in macroeconomic modelling at the University of Strathclyde.[3]

Wren-Lewis is currently an Oxford University professor of economics, teaching undergraduate and Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) students. He conducts research in economic methodology, macroeconomic theory and policy, and international macroeconomics.[4]

On 27 September 2015 it was announced that he had been appointed to the British Labour Party's Economic Advisory Committee, convened by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and reporting to Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.[5]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ "Professor Simon Wren-Lewis". Merton College, Oxford University.
  2. ^ "The Hellenization of Economic Policy, Paul Krugman". New York Times. 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Simon Wren-Lewis". Peterson Institute for International Economics. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Professor Simon Wren-Lewis". Economics Department Faculty. University of Oxford. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Labour announces new Economic Advisory Committee". Labour Press. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2016.

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