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Professor Martin  Weale
Martin Weale is a Professor of Economics at King's Business School.

Professor Martin Weale

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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. 

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