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John Vickers





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Position(s):





Drummond Professor of Political Economy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

Oxford, England



Experience & Areas of Interest:


Sir John Stuart Vickers first spent a period working in the oil industry after which, he taught economics at Oxford University and became Drummond Professor in 1991. From 1998-2000 he was Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. From 2000-05 he was Director General/Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading. He was knighted in 2005. In June 2007 he was elected to be the next Warden of All Souls, taking up the post in 2008. He was President of the Royal Economic Society from 2007-10.


John Vickers has written widely on economic topics. His current research concerns the economics of competition and regulation.


Education:



  • B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oriel College, Oxford, 1976 to 1979

  • Prize Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1979 to 1984

  • Roy Harrod Fellow in the Economics of Business and Public Policy, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1984 to 1990





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