Skip to main content
Martin  Weale

Professor Martin Weale

Professor of Economics

Research interests

  • Economics

Contact details

Biography

Martin Weale is Professor of Economics at King's Busines School. Martin graduated in 1977 in Economics from Clare College, Cambridge. On graduating he took up an Overseas Development Institute Fellowship at the National Statistics Office in Malawi. He returned to Cambridge in 1979 to work on economic modelling projects directed by Sir Richard Stone and Professor James Meade, before becoming an Assistant Lecturer in 1987 and subsequently a Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics. He was elected a Fellow of Clare College in 1981.

In 1986-7 Martin held a Houblon-Norman Fellowship at the Bank of England. He became Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in 1995, holding the post until he joined the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee in 2010. He took up his Chair at King's after completing a second three-year term as an external member of the Committee.  He was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 1999 and received the degree of ScD from Cambridge University in 2006. In 2007 City University awarded him the honorary degree of DSc.

Martin is an applied economist with an interest in macro-economic and micro-economic problems. Recent work includes exploring the effects of the Bank of England’s asset purchase programme and an exploration of the relationship between the education of parents and that of their children. In 2016 he joined the Office for National Statistics Panel of Economics Experts and he is currently developing work on democratic measures of economic performance. 

Martin's Research Excellence Framework 2021 impact case study was called Better Economic Data: Developing New Techniques to Measure the Economy More Accurately. Read the impact feature on this case study here. 

Research Profile

Are you currently accepting new PhD students?

Yes

Office hours

Office hours are by appointment.

    Research

    QCBPromo
    Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance

    The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance is a research centre dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policy making, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation.

    quantative resized
    Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

    The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

    dafm event series - thumbnail image
    Data Analytics for Finance and Macro

    Forecasting trends is more important now than it has ever been. Our quantitative financial and macroeconomic research helps central banks and statistical agencies better understand their markets.

    News

    Professor Martin Weale to chair new committee advising on the UK's official economic statistics

    Appointment is part of new governance arrangements put in place following withdrawal from Eurostat

    MartinonKBSBackground

    Spring School in Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis

    The global economy is undergoing profound change, from the impact of climate change to the growth of digital currencies. At the same time, we are seeing rapid...

    Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis spring school

    Young Economist Prize Competition 2021

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Young Economist Prize Competition hosted by the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance.

    YE Prize 2021 Finalists

    Young Economist Prize Competition 2022

    The Young Economist prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted on the conference topic.

    QCGBF YE PRIZE

    New COVID-19 relating forecasting tool for central banks

    New approach and COVID-19 case forecasts to help central banks with pandemic-related economic forecasting.

    The Bank of England

    Events

    30NovBank of England History & Policy Making Conference in partnership with King's Business School and the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance.

    History and Policy Making Conference with Bank of England

    A two-day event bringing together senior officials and academics to consider the contribution of historically informed inquiry to central bank policy making.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    07DecSM policy forum on Climate-related disclosures

    Policy Forum on Climate-Related Disclosures

    The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is bringing together global experts to discuss climate-related corporate disclosures and inform the IFRS in...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Spotlight

    Providing a better basis for policy making

    King’s Business School economists help statistics bodies in UK and Ireland

    london street

      Research

      QCBPromo
      Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance

      The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance is a research centre dedicated to the study of central banks and the challenges they face in the global environment. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policy making, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation.

      quantative resized
      Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

      The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

      dafm event series - thumbnail image
      Data Analytics for Finance and Macro

      Forecasting trends is more important now than it has ever been. Our quantitative financial and macroeconomic research helps central banks and statistical agencies better understand their markets.

      News

      Professor Martin Weale to chair new committee advising on the UK's official economic statistics

      Appointment is part of new governance arrangements put in place following withdrawal from Eurostat

      MartinonKBSBackground

      Spring School in Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis

      The global economy is undergoing profound change, from the impact of climate change to the growth of digital currencies. At the same time, we are seeing rapid...

      Monetary & Financial Policy Analysis spring school

      Young Economist Prize Competition 2021

      Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Young Economist Prize Competition hosted by the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance.

      YE Prize 2021 Finalists

      Young Economist Prize Competition 2022

      The Young Economist prize will be awarded to the best paper submitted on the conference topic.

      QCGBF YE PRIZE

      New COVID-19 relating forecasting tool for central banks

      New approach and COVID-19 case forecasts to help central banks with pandemic-related economic forecasting.

      The Bank of England

      Events

      30NovBank of England History & Policy Making Conference in partnership with King's Business School and the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance.

      History and Policy Making Conference with Bank of England

      A two-day event bringing together senior officials and academics to consider the contribution of historically informed inquiry to central bank policy making.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      07DecSM policy forum on Climate-related disclosures

      Policy Forum on Climate-Related Disclosures

      The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is bringing together global experts to discuss climate-related corporate disclosures and inform the IFRS in...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Spotlight

      Providing a better basis for policy making

      King’s Business School economists help statistics bodies in UK and Ireland

      london street