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Sir David Ramsden Appointed Visiting Professor

Posted on 05/02/2015
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The Department of Political Economy is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir David Ramsden, current Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, as Visiting Professor at King’s College London.

Professor Sir David Ramsden will continue to serve as a full-time Treasury official and will deliver his first lecture, '50 years of the Government Economic Service’, in the spring at a joint meeting of the Department of Political Economy and the Strand Group, the flagship seminar series of the Policy Institute at King’s.

Alongside serving as Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, Sir David Ramsden is also Head of the Government Economic Service. He joined the Civil Service in 1986, moving into Her Majesty’s Treasury in 1988. He was appointed CBE for his work on whether Britain should join the Euro between 1999 and 2003, and received his knighthood in the 2015 New Years Honours for services to Economic Policy Making.

Sir David has worked on a very broad range of economic issues, both fiscal and monetary, during his time at the Treasury. His appointment will bring considerable experience and expertise to King’s College regarding the study and teaching of economics, politics and history.

Professor Jeremy Jennings said, "We are delighted that such a distinguished economist as Sir David is joining the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. Our students and academic staff will benefit greatly from his expertise in economic policy making".

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