Head of Macroeconomics at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, He is Economic Advisor to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Buttonwood columnist of The Economist who was previously the FT's investment editor. He was Senior Financial Journalist of the Year 2009.
Economics editor of The Sunday Times since 1989. Also writes for Professional Investor, British Industry and The Manufacturer, and is a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice.
Director of the Greater London Group, a research centre at the London School of Economics. He is a regular contributor to the media on the economy and local government.